Poll results – Aside from routine appointments, how many times have you been hospitalised as a result of diabetes?

By | 3 May, 2013
The computer used to calculate Shoot Up's poll results

The computer used to calculate Shoot Up’s poll results

Well, it’s that time again – the “monthly” (and I use the term in its widest conceivable sense) poll results.

Last month *cough* we asked “Aside from routine appointments, how many times have you been hospitalised as a result of diabetes”?

Rather pleasingly for all concerned, “Never” topped the poll with an impressive 41% share of the vote with “Only once” trailing into second place with 35%. Despite the nightmare scenarios painted about diabetes, we diabetics do, in fact, seem to be quite good at avoiding hospitalising ourselves. Which is nice.

“Quite a few times”, with 14% lagged behind and 8% of our readers noted that they just keep “trying to bite the paramedics until they leave me alone” – a worthy and commendable way of dealing with our hard-working emergency services I think we’ll all agree.

So this month, we ask “If you had a million pounds to spend on only one diabetes-related issue, what would it be?”

  • Research to find a cure
  • Develop pens, meters, etc.
  • Develop new, better insulins
  • Donate to diabetes charity
  • Massive, wild party for diabetics

Vote down there (points to the right on any page aside from the front page).

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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.

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