Poll results – best way to manage diabetes?

By | 22 July, 2009

A generic picture, generically illustrating the results of a generic poll

Well chaps, it’s that time again – the much awaited results of our latest poll. This month we asked what the diabetic hoards thought were the best ways of managing Type One diabetes.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the number of clearly biased pumpers who read the site, the option “21st century – pump therapy” came out as top result by quite a long way. This was closely followed by “22nd century – stem cell splicing”. This obviously demonstrates that we diabetics are a progressive bunch who believe in a wonderful future where diabetes is a thing of the past, where we drive hover-cars and dress in figure-hugging silver space suits.

Personally, my view of the future is a horrifyingly dystopian and nightmarish prospect similar to that vividly portrayed by Orwell and Huxley. But then maybe I’m just having a bad day.

Moving down the rankings, next came “18th century – blood letting & leeches”, followed by “17th century – trepanning”.

I know desperate times call for desperate measures, but the application of leeches and drilling into your head to let out evil spirits comes before “20th century – multiple daily injections” in your rankings? Are you lot insane?!

I know I’m not the greatest fan of injecting myself five times a day – but that gruesomely puncturing your own skull with a mechanical borer comes before MDI in your treatment preferences is completely and utterly fruitcake. Honestly, I really think Alison and I need to really worry about Shoot Up’s demographic.

Quickly leaving these horrifying results behind us, there’s a new poll up now for your voting delight, so get clicking!

Those results in full:

1 = 21st century – pump therapy
2 = 22nd century – stem cell splicing
3 = 18th century – blood letting & leeches
4 = 17th century – trepanning
5 = 19th century – starvation & prayer
6 = 20th century – multiple daily injections

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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.

12 thoughts on “Poll results – best way to manage diabetes?

  1. Mark

    Only two poll choices? I say add a third: I know something about nothing about diabetes… Can’t wait for the figure-hugging space suit! 😀

  2. Tim

    The idea of figure-hugging space suits is one of the reasons I think the future will be so horribly bleak.

  3. Alison

    I think the success of space suits all depends on what the figure being hugged is like – if it’s a nice one, those space suits may be a welcome addition to the wardrobe.

    1. Alison

      Then democracy must rule Tim, you will have to be photographed in your silver lyrca and the public will vote.

  4. Ckoei

    Get rid of all flab in room 101! The new poll should enable one to mark both “I know nothing about diabetes” and “I know everything about MY diabetes”.

  5. Tim

    Alison :

    Then democracy must rule Tim, you will have to be photographed in your silver lyrca and the public will vote.

    Not in one-million-billion-billion-billion years will this ever ever happen…

  6. Tim

    @Mark Bulges where there didn’t used to be bulges! But then I used to weigh about 9 stone wringing wet…


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