Category Archives: The Blog

Happy birthday soaraway Shoot Up

Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy biiirrrrrthday dear soaraway Shoot Up And you smell like one too!!!! As you may have guessed, today is your soaraway Shoot Up’s seventh birthday. Our amazingly snappy domain name was registered on April 1st 2009 (the irony of starting on April Fool’s Day isn’t lost on us)… Read More »

Happy New Lancet for 2013

Here at ShootUp, we may be rather lax lancet changers the rest of the year, but we do have some standards. We always crack open a new lancet to celebrate the start of another year. To start the year with a blunt lancet would be disappointing at the very least. Happy New Lancet to all… Read More »

Shoot Up review of the year

Well, chaps, I’m afraid it’s that time of the year again. It’s cold, dark, wet, you’re forced to buy expensive presents for distant cousins you don’t like and you have to pretend to be cheerful. However, in amongst this Stygian bleakness is the one ray of the light that is the wondrous spectacle of the… Read More »

More strange things people ask

Trawling through the site stats for Shoot Up throws up some interesting facts. Plenty of people find us by searching the interweb looking for information about insulin pumps, living with diabetes, carb counting, injecting and the like. But others find us via slightly stranger searches – I’m not sure whether that says more about us… Read More »

Abbott to apply for .dot abbott

Yet again the crazy worlds of diabetes and Internet intellectual property have collided. Those that care about such things (a very small minority if we’re honest) will be interested to learn that everyone’s second favourite pharma company Abbott has today applied for the new top level domain name .dot abbott. So instead of having a… Read More »

ShootUp meet up in Liverpool, this Saturday 14 April

Excitement is building with only days to go until the first ShootUp meet up in Liverpool. Tim and I, plus our pancreatically privileged other halves will be in Doctor Duncan’s pub, St John’s Lane, Liverpool this Saturday, 14 April from 7.30pm. It’s nice and central, just past Queens Square bus station and down the hill from Lime Street Station.… Read More »