Poll results – how much do you know about diabetes?

By | 18 September, 2009

Well chaps, it’s that time of the month again – poll results time. Hurrah! As always, our highly scientific, balanced, bias-proof, carefully weighted survey has caught the mood – the Zeitgeist, if you will – of the diabetic community.

The majority of people answered our question “I know… a) everything about diabetes; or b) nothing about diabetes” with a). Therefore our beloved readers are either experts on diabetes, whose knowledge of chronic illness far exceeds that of the national average or they’re all pathological liars. The jury remains out.

This month, we’re quizzing you about your local health care provider – whether this is your local clinic, hospital, doctor, endocrinologist or whatever – and how good you think they are. You can give your answer to the question “My local healthcare provider is…” over on the right from the following range of possibilities:

  • Faultlessly brilliant. I’m in awe
  • On the whole not bad at all
  • Neither good nor bad – health purgatory
  • Needing a lot of improvement
  • So bloody awful I may as well use a witch doctor

With regard to the last option, I have to confess I’ve never consulted a witch doctor about my diabetes. So if they are, in fact, absolutely marvellous at treating diabetes I apologise unreservedly to any witch doctor readers that might be offended by the disparaging tone of the option. Please don’t turn me into a frog.

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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.

One thought on “Poll results – how much do you know about diabetes?

  1. Mark

    My endo is top notch and current on all forms of diabetes care. She listens to my issues, offers suggestions and praise for all the good things I do. I can’t say anything bad about her!


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