Hello, good evening and welcome to the results of the (approximately) monthly soaraway Shoot Up poll. Last month we asked what frustrates you most about diabetes?
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, with 34% of the vote came “the utter illogicality of it all”. I think we’ve all had days where we’ve filed to take into account the phase of the moon, the turn of the tides, the wind direction or the myriad other unrelated things that seem to randomly effect our blood glucose levels. Bah!
The lack of cure ever coming our way came out second with 22% of the vote. I know that there might indeed be a cure within our lifetimes, but like most people I’m not really banking on it. Depends on what you mean by “cure” as well I suppose, but that’s a discussion for the forums I guess.
Hypos also scored well, with 17% of the vote. Pesky things! Healthcare professionals may be dismayed to hear that, yet again, they score well / badly (delete as applicable depending on your point of view). Finally, the “I love diabetes” option only scored one vote – and that was just Terry taking the piss.
So there we have it – the randomness of diabetes is clearly our biggest bugbear.
Moving on; this month’s poll was kindly suggested by Annette. Given that she demands new options each month it seemed easier to cut out the middleman and ask her to write the whole poll from scratch. I feel we saved ourselves a lot of effort. Anyway Annette asks what aspects of the day-to-day ‘running’ of your diabetes causes most hassle?
- Regular injections (or cannula changes for pumpers)
- Regular blood tests
- Carb counting
- Clinic appointments
- Blood taking for clinic appointments
- Dealing with non-diabetics’ reaction to any of the above
- I have no hassles (option for Terry)
Exercise your mouse finger and click your favorite option over the right. Go on, you know you want to.
Last month’s results in full:
- Sometimes the utter illogicality of it all (34%)
- No cure, ever (22%)
- Hypos (17%)
- Healthcare professionals (11%)
- Hypers (8%)
- Lack of equipment (7%)
- Nothing, I love diabetes (1%)