I can tell Christmas is coming, oh yes, nothing much gets past me. The shops are full of novelty festive items, from dancing snowmen to singing santas, rockin’ reindeers and over excited elves. And all the little darlings are singing a slightly different tune at a slightly different time just to add that extra frisson of irritation.
But this is ShootUp I hear you cry. This is supposedly a blog about diabetes, yet you’re just wittering aimlessly about festive tat. Surely you’re not that short of stuff to write about?
Fear not, this is incredibly diabetes relevant. Why? Because the noise those damn singing santas make is on roughly the same sound frequency as the alarm on my pump. When I’m standing next to them it’s not a problem, I can easily identify that it’s a snowman singing Jingle Bells rather than my pump. But when I’m on the other side of the shop and there’s one of them jabbering away in the distance, I just pick up the odd note, and every time I instinctively check my pump because it sounds exactly like my pump alarm. It’s going to be a long December.