I’ve just emptied the washing machine (stick with me, it does get marginally more interesting I promise). There’s a nice clean load of washing ready to be hung out. Except for one small problem. It’s covered in slime. Every item of clothing has different coloured sticky goo on it, and there are bits of paper all over the place too.
Sadly this isn’t the first time I’ve had this washing machine slime issue. It’s a diabetes complication caused by using fruit pastilles as my preferred “I’m a bit low need something now” treatment. They’re in most of my pockets and most of my husband’s too. Most of the time we remember to take them out before we put the clothes in the wash. As I
said, most of the time.
Top diabetes tip readers – fruit pastilles should never be washed at 50 degrees, they can’t take the heat.