Last month (well, maybe a touch longer ago than last month, but who’s counting?) we asked how much does your partner help with your hypos. Do they run about like a mad thing helping you find Lucozade or do they shrug noncommittally and go back to watching the X Factor, or something equally inane on the telly?
Well, 41% of voters replied that their partner is concerned and is ready to help but generally lets them get on with sorting our their own hypo. As a committed diabetic this is my preference, there’s nothing more annoying than someone asking “are you low?” when you’re in the midst of a horrific hypo.
32% of voters berated your soaraway Shoot Up as being insensitive for even bringing up the question of having a partner. As a result of the popularity of this option we are now planning a diabetic-only dating site “Love Up or Put Up”. It’ll be great.
16% of people had partners that do help with hypos and 11% had vile, insensitive partners who don’t even notice hypos – in the words of Rikie Lake “you gotta kick him to the curb, sister”.
So there we have it. This month we kick off a blatant popularity contest when we ask “Who is your favourite UK diabetes charity?” Vote over there on the right!
Those results in full:
- He / she is concerned but let’s me get on with helping myself (41%)
- I don’t have a partner you insensitive bastard (32%)
- He / she runs around and gets me everything I need (16%)
- He / she doesn’t even notice when I have a hypo (11%)