Diabetes and music festivals

By | 17 July, 2009

A typical music festival with young people in the background

While Alison and I are completely ancient (Alison especially), I know that some of you young folk regularly read the soaraway Shoot Up.

It’s therefore worth noting that Edinburgh’s Napier University have recently created a leaflet giving advice to you outlandish young people who have diabetes about attending this summer’s music festivals, where I understand you flock to see certain popular music beat combos.

As I listen to nothing but Gregorian plainsong on my gramophone, things relating to chorus girls and singing groups have absolutely no relevance to me. But, as the leaflet isn’t yet available online, I asked Napier’s communications department for a copy which I’m hosting here for your fun and enjoyment.

Enjoy it you krazy kidz!

Download the leaflet here.

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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 Abbott's Libre flash glucose monitor.

9 thoughts on “Diabetes and music festivals

  1. Alison

    Factual correction: those with any concept of numbers will appreciate that at a sprightly 30 years of age I am indeed younger than you Mr Brown as I believe you are a not so sprightly 32 and therefore much nearer to ancientness than me 😉

  2. Tim

    I think your so-called “facts” have very little to do with it Ms Finney. You’re clearly *far* more ancient than me.

    1. Alison

      I can only assume we’re talking mental age Mr Brown, in which case I can definitely agree with you that I am the more mature of the two of us!

  3. Ckoei

    Diabetically speaking you outstrip us all, too, Alison. At 26 you are in your sexual prime; I’m nearing a rebellious 15; while Tim, I’m afraid, farts forth at 4. (What would the diabetic equivalent of a raspberry be. . .a sweet pea?)

    The festival photo looks exactly like a local SA event, Splashy Fen, sounds. Is it possible to attend if one is not in possession of scuba gear?

  4. CALpumper

    30 is not ancient. Or is it? Hmmm. Nah. We’re young Alison!
    If Tim keeps wearing hats like that tho, I don’t know. He may lose some years.

  5. Tim

    It’s a great hat! Thrillingly, that picture was taken in France a year or so ago and the dog is called Meggy. So there you go!

  6. Mark

    I have everyone beat at the ripe age of 40! Now will someone please hand me my hat and cane… 😀

    Of course, I still remember lancets appearing like razor blades. Nothing like the ancient daze of diabetes!

  7. Clarey

    28 ha ha ha but i am not crazy enough to subject myself to that sort of madness unless staying a nice comfortable hotel, i’m happy to enjoy it as log as i don’t have to stay there!


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