Poll results – how many times a day do you think about diabetes?

By | 19 April, 2010

Avid readers of your soaraway Shoot Up will have noticed that since the database meltdown™ the old features are gradually returning. Chief amongst these is the ever popular monthly poll. Hurrah!

Sadly I can’t recover the results from last month’s poll, which asked “How many times a day do you think about your diabetes?” But off the top of my head, most people answered somewhere in the region of 15-25 times a day. Which, to me, seems quite a lot.

Though I suppose it depends on what you define as “think”. If you define it as devoting a lot of your brain to considering it carefully then, yes, that’s quite a lot. However if you define it a James Joyce stream-of-consciousness type of way with random ideas popping in and out of your head then, I suppose, it’s actually not very much. But as I’m hardly qualified to discuss such things, do feel free to go into further depth about theoretical metaphysics and the ideas of the conscious-self in the comments section below.

Anyway, to this month’s poll! At last Saturday’s very successful Shoot Up meet up I suggested the idea of a poll which would allow people to vote on which part of their body would stop working first as a result of diabetic complications. This met with howls of protest and assurances that it would be viewed in very poor taste. Being the sensitive, caring chap that I am I’ve disregarded such liberal, woolly views and bunged up exactly this poll.

Enjoy voting over there in the box on the right hand side – I’ve gone for eyes and have already ordered my white stick!

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About Tim

Diagnosed with Type One when he was 28, Tim founded Shoot Up in 2009. For the diabetes geeks, he wears a Medtronic 640G insulin pump filled with Humalog and uses Bayer’s Contour Next Link blood glucose meter.

2 thoughts on “Poll results – how many times a day do you think about diabetes?

    1. Tim Post author

      Definitely wallet – even with the NHS and not having to pay for insulin, etc., I have developed a fancy man-bag fetish which is expensive to fund you know.

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