It’s that time of the month again, chaps and chapesses – poll results time. Last month I asked how we diabetics should help wrench the government out of decades of poverty and despond by saving money for the NHS.
The results were both disturbing and startling, with 52% of my readers voting for the option “Summarily execute all Type Twos”. You maniacs! I know that 1) there is an endless battle between the priorities of warning people they might have Type Two and providing equipment & resources for Types Ones; and 2) your soaraway Shoot Up is dominated by Type Ones; but this is a step too far not-so-gentle readers! You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Type Twos have feelings too. Apparently.
Anyway, moving swiftly on – the slightly more sane option of managing diet and exercise more effectively came out next, which seems more than fair as it helps both Type Ones and Twos (see, we can all work together in harmony!)
Of most interest was that “reduce blood glucose testing” scored a grand total of no votes. This is because it’s a stupid idea – but, ironically, it’s the option that’s most commonly used by health authorities to reduce costs. I often read of diabetics having problems being prescribed enough strips to test often and effectively – which just goes to show that some health authorities really are run by drooling imbeciles who don’t know their Islets of Langerhans from their somatostatin delta cells. Bah!
However, this month’s poll strikes a more positive note; who’s your diabetes-related idol? You can pick one of the pancreatic luminaries from the poll over to the right. Get voting!
- FG Banting
- HG Wells
- JJR Macleod
- SG Redgrave
- NJ Jonas
- All of the above
- None of the above
Those results in full:
- How should diabetics help the NHS save money?
- Summarily execute all T2s. (52%, 53 Votes)
- Manage diet/exercise more effectively (27%, 28 Votes)
- Multiple uses of needles and lancets (11%, 11 Votes)
- Reduce research funding (5%, 5 Votes)
- Return to bottled insulin and hypodermics (4%, 4 Votes)
- Reduce Hb1Ac testing (1%, 1 Votes)
- Reduce blood glucose testing (0%, 0 Votes)