So, my good friend in England, Sir Sean of Englandshire, decided to walk to his computer, turn it on, visit his own blog, and write a blog post. Happy days. And he wrote a good one. It’s about how technology is changing the way doctors monitor cystic fibrosis treatments.
Why doesn’t my US CF clinic have anything like this?
I imagine one day sending information from my daily treatments and FEV1 to my clinic. My PFT graphs won’t have dots placed every three months. Instead my peaks and valleys will be smoother, and I’ll see trends soon rather than getting a nasty surprise at clinic. Perhaps my blood pressure won’t skyrocket on clinic days if I already know what to expect.
I’ve read a few articles on doctors using iPhone apps to measure patients’ heart rates and other body functions. I’d really like it if I could go to the doctor but not go to the doctor. That’s my dream.
So, please click on the link at the bottom and check out Sir Sean’s post.
BTW, Sir Sean is a big fan of the West Ham soccer team. I haven’t had the courage to tell him I played FIFA 13 on Xbox with my 11-year-old nephew and I chose West Ham. They lost 1 to nil. Sorry about that Sir Sean. They bite virtually too. It clearly had nothing to do with my soccer playing skills.
Here’s the link. Get ready for more technology to help us battle cystic fibrosis.
Dear Madman of LAShire,
The reason for you losing at the Xbox was because you were playing Soccer!! West Ham only play Football, proper football not your girly version of rugby 😀
Lauren did a diabetes course last year and one of the guys who was on it with her used his iPhone to monitor his bloods. I think we need to patent a PFT device that plugs into your phone that you can then send the results to the Doctors.
You’ll be happy to know that though I lost 1-0, I lost to a much stronger and more highly rated Spanish club. Your West Hamettes fought a good battle, but lost near the end when the defense failed.
I’m with you on that invention. I have a feeling the app is already in the works. For some reason I may have read about it. Not sure though.
Hope you enjoyed the post.