Well thrill seekers, the results of our first poll are in. In answer to the question “As someone with diabetes, how do you like to be referred to?” unsurprisingly the majority replied with “diabetic”, with the politically-correct “pancreatically-challenged” coming in a close second.
The medieval-style “victim of the pissing evile” was less popular (probably because it takes so long to say), with the aggressive “don’t label me you fascist” coming in last place. So what does this tell us?
Well, not a lot really.
Diabetics don’t seem to mind being called diabetic and I don’t think many people have even thought about it all that much. Which is a pity because I wanted to launch a campaign to have the label “diabetic” declared politically-incorrect and replaced with something else like “pancreatically-challenged”, much to the chagrin of most normal people. A year or so later I would then launch another campaign to “reclaim” the word diabetic as a label.
None of this would achieve anything – but, by God, it would fill the blog out with easy articles! Yay!
Pollsters will be thrilled to see that there is now a new poll up – “The best way of managing Type One diabetes?”
Choices range from the futuristic – “22nd century – stem cell splicing” to the medieval “17th century – trepanning” with some slightly more sensible options in between.
So let us, and the world, know what you think is the best way of managing Type One. Polls have no safeguards whatsoever and so, much like an election in a dodgy African state, you can vote as many times as you like for whatever option you like as often as you like. As long as your choice is the correct one!