Don’t be shy

By | 25 June, 2010
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Hello you; yes, you! I’m referring to you, dear reader. Are you an avid fan of Shoot Up (and, frankly, who isn’t?) and do you enjoy reading our articles and forums? I hope so.

If you haven’t already, have you considered setting up an account and chipping in with your two-pennethworth in the comments section or on the forums? Shoot Up already has an erudite, well informed and interesting band of regular contributors (well, sometimes they are) and we’d like you to join in with the unending misery too. As well all know, everyone’s diabetes varies, everyone’s experiences are different and so it’s always extremely interesting to hear other people’s points of view on the blog and in the forums.

There are two main ways to join in. If you want you can post anonymously (perhaps you’re an international jewel thief on the run from the law and have to remain undercover). Or you can click the link in the top right corner and create an account. The only thing we need for an account is a unique user name and an email address. We don’t use your email addresses for spamming or dull newsletters. This is mainly because I don’t know how. You can also fill out details about your diabetes and where you come from, but those are entirely optional.

Once you have an account, you can easily post comments at the bottom of articles or start up or join in with discussions over on the forum.

So there you have it, if you’re an avid reader of the blog but have never contributed, now’s you chance to do so. Don’t be shy – go on, you know you want to!

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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.

9 thoughts on “Don’t be shy

  1. Sam

    So I havent left any comments for a while – what with being pregnant and diabetic I barely have any skin left on my fingers to be able to type! So that would explain my absense for a while, always an avid reader anyway – I actually sent Alison’s blog about CGM and Pumps to my diabetic team at the Royal Free!

    Anyway, as this is a bit of a free for all I wanted to share some good news with fellow pancreatically challenged people as no-one else will really appreciate it. I had a CGM fitted for a week a few weeks back, it was very exciting except it was a very old one and I couldnt see the results but they had to be downloaded. Anyho, my team at the hospital have just told me that the results were the best they have ever seen on a pregnant diabetic – go me!!!

    Its been bloody hard work and there are still 2 months to go, happy to talk to anyone who is thinking/is already with child and wants to know more about the challenges of pregnancy and diabetes.

    Sorry for hogging this blog, but needed somewhere to share!!!

    Keep up the good work

  2. Alison

    Hi Sam, great to hear from you. It sounds like the pregnancy’s going well and I’m incredibly proud that one of our readers is the best pregnant diabetic at the Royal Free!

  3. Charlie

    @Sam – good luck with the bump – sounds like you’re doing a great job at looking after the two of you… been there, done that, got a cute (well, sometimes!) little boy.. only got to 32 weeks, so hang in there! Likewise, if anyone wants to compare notes, happy to share the details (and the “fun” of fertility treatment too!) – such a saint with what I’ve gone through!! ha ha – we diabetics do like to be different/trouble (or is that just me?)

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