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This, if course, would be announced less than a week after I received my Dexcom G6! Fortunately Medicare plus Supplemental made it a very simple decision to make.
A couple of points worth mentioning from my last week. First, the only over night issues were 2 warnings (loud beeps) for low sugars approaching 55 and one for high sugars, at 200. Otherwise I sleep well at night and would not have needed knowing my levels.
During the day I find I look at my sugars frequently and have been able to keep my sugars in control and almost eliminate the use of insulin. I also take a good, well advertised, pill that works as advertised. By frequently looking at my sugars I am taking about 5 - 10 views an hour. The Dexcom displays sugar levels every 5 minutes, making it easy to just glance. That level of information encourages you to change eating habits or patterns. A version of info on the Watch could result in the same benefits I have received with the Dexcom. People staying on top of the data can benefit pretty easily as long as they also adjust WHAT they eat.
BTW, having that level of information is also a good way to slowly lower your insulin levels, which can pay for these type of devices over a reasonably short time.
I can remember all the screaming when the Sydney Opera House design was released. Same in Paris when the Glass Pyramid was announced.
If public opinion was ruling approval of the plans that design would never have been built, Apple pushes the envelope in their designs and sometimes it takes time to get used to it.
Apple needs to let every national politician understand d how much they have paid to developers since the iPhone was open to developers. Maybe some information on the growth in the number of developers over the years.
There is also a need to help them understand that any political invasion of the Apple environment will only be a huge gift to hackers and those sending out ransom ware.
The hour plus introduction reminded me of the long intro to the iPhone 6 months before launch. Not everyone was impressed with it immediately after the intro by Steve Jobs, but there were long lines at the Apple Stores on the Launch Date. Forget the price barrier - there are millions in the US who can afford one the first week or so, and then there are more outside the US. Just like the iPhone, price will not be a barrier for those with above average incomes.
And, just like the iPhone's introduction, competition in this market were given a heads up yesterday and have already spent an al nighter trying to figure out all the challenges they now face now that the public has seen how Apple has redefined the market.
And let's give some thought to how servicing companies are going to react. We have a first glance at Disney's efforts, which should spur other media companies on what they should be looking at.
I would love to buy one next January, but I'll pass. I'm 78 and might not be around in January - especially after 5 cancer surgeries. I've also been married 54 years and don't want to run the wife off, especially after she suggested that I buy a new M2 MB Air last month.
Not a lot of folks will not be able to buy one at the "Intro Price", but they can have a grand year following the news for the next few years - including how many people will line up outside the Apple Stores on Day One.
thadec said:The editorial slant of this article is amazing. What is Samsung supposed to do? Let Apple take their IP and use it to create a competing product? Without even licensing it or paying for it? I know that people have this "every other global corporation is cutthroat and sometimes shady but Apple who is 100% above board" but consider this context:
At some point Apple will ban Samsung from their products and Samsung share holders will dump the Samsung Executive,