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