Achtung! It’s poll results time! Last month we asked you “How often do you meet up with other diabetics?” and the results show that in terms of diabetes you’re an anti-social lot.
46% of respondents said that they’d never met up with any other diabetics. Which is quite a a large proportion really. I always say that you learn the same amount from a GP in a year as you do with a Specialist Nurse in a week as you do with another diabetic in a hour. So if you have a local group that seems quite nice then why not go along and see if it’s useful. If not, why not set up your own group. It’s ludicrously easy and I’ve found every meet up I’ve ever been to really, really useful. So there.
All is not lost, however, as I note the super-anti-social response – I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than meet diabetics – met with a lowly 9% of the vote. So there’s hope for diabetes groups yet.
Anyway, this month we ask “Aside from routine appointments, how many times have you been hospitalised as a result of diabetes?” Vote down there (if you’re on the front page) or over there to the right (if you’re on any other page).
Those results in full:
How often do you meet up with other diabetics?
I’ve never met up with other diabetics > 46%
From time to time > 25%
Quite frequently > 11%
Very frequently > 9%
I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than meet diabetics > 9%