Avid readers of your soaraway Shoot Up will dimly recall that everyone’s second favourite pump manufacturer Medtronic flew me to sunny Lausanne last year to talk about diabetes-related stuff with other European bloggers.
Obviously my defamatory comments about Medtronic delighting in drowning puppies (that is, after all, what Big Pharma loves doing) in my write up of said event didn’t put them off inviting me again. They’ve also seen fit to invite m’colleague Alison out there too. Alison has been out to visit Medtronic before, so they do know what they’re in for. Again, you would have thought they would have learnt their lesson. Ours is not to reason why.
Anyway, that aside, as your unelected, self-appointed diabetes representatives please do let us know if there’s anything in particular you would like us to bring up while we’re there. If you use Medtronic stuff then what do you love about it? What do you hate about it? What do you think Medtronic does well? What do you think makes them rubbish? What would you like to see in the next generation pumps?
More generally are there any other questions you want answered? Why are pumps so expensive? What can Big Pharma do to raise awareness of diabetes issues? What can the industry do to lobby the NHS to provide CGMS (if, indeed they should)? Why do they drown so many innocent puppies for no reason?
So let us know – either in the comments below or by emailing us at tim / alison @shootuporputup.co.uk.