Category Archives: Mildly amusing

Insulin Square – Episode Four

The psychopaths that have followed your soaraway Shoot Up for the past nine years have always enjoyed the trials, tribulations and machinations of the varied characters within Shoot Up’s very own soap opera, Insulin Square, in which every character is diabetic. OPENING THEME TUNE NARRATOR Previously on Insulin Square … Episode One, Episode Two, Episode… Read More »

Hello again

Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? How’s things? Things have been mostly happy and uneventful at this end in the two years since I last blogged. Although – shock horror – I have split up with two of my diabetes old-faithfuls. Here’s a round up… *Spoiler alert*: I’ve not been cured. The child has… Read More »

The Curse of Banting

To all of us with diabetes, Frederick Banting is a scientific giant to whom we owe a great deal. As we all know Banting won the 1923 Nobel Prize for Medicine, alongside JJR Macleod, for the isolation of insulin. Sadly Banting was killed in a plane crash in 1941, after both the engines of the… Read More »

Insulin Square – Episode Three

Long term readers of your soaraway Shoot Up will recall – probably against their will – the earlier episodes of our very own soap opera, Insulin Square, in which every character is diabetic (or are they?) When I wrote Episode Two back in July 2011, I promised (or threatened) that Episode Three would “probably follow… Read More »

What’s changed?

Not a right lot by the looks of things. We might have disappeared for two years but on our return our blog posts still offer no useful purpose in society and the comments are a happy mix of abuse and general pedantry. So, aside from having a baby which changed just about everything, has anything actually… Read More »