Lots of people have emailed, text or called me concerned about the news.
Well I am not concerned and I will continue using my insulin pump, thank you. There are loads of things that people living with diabetes have to worry about, my insulin pump being hacked is not high on that worry list.
Jay Radcliffe, a security specialist hacked his own insulin pump out of curiosity. I would have done that same thing if I did not pay 100% out of pocket for my pump.
Insulin pumpers have been discussing this on Twitter using the hashtag #pumphack
Hopefully the sensationalism of this by the media will not cost or delay the innovation we need to manage diabetes, while we wait for a cure.
There are great blog posts by users of insulin pump and stakeholders some of them are -