I am a bionic woman. I have an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitoring system at all times on me. Then there is the phone with all the apps we use daily.
There is the GPS. A Fitbit detailing various health and sleep matrix. A food tracker. A Intermittent Fasting tracker. Amazon's kindle and audible apps, Rain sounds app, Whatsapp and a few other things like pictures and music.
I like that my life is easier with all these things. Much easier..
This last week two of the critical things failed. My pump and my CGM.
And I was very afraid.
It made me question everything. How and when did I get so dependent on technology? Why did my mind go to the worst things that would happen?
Shouldn't I be able to maintain my sugar without all these gadgets? They are useful but I should not be useless without them. It's like using a GPS everyday to go to the same destination and not bothering to know the route. It's like never having the phone number of anyone because we expect to always have our cell phones.
Technology has made me fragile.
I need a technology detox.