I’ll face the wrath of the Diabetes Police first – I’ve only missed one appointment in recent memory. It was for eye-screening. They used to do eye-screening at the same time as my six-monthly check up but changed it so it was done on a different day. This meant instead of getting everything diabetic sorted in one trip, I also needed to travel to the hospital clinic for a five minute photograph of my eyes.
Frankly I couldn’t be arsed travelling that far in the middle of the working day for a five minute appointment. This was especially so as I also go to my local optometrist, who does a *far* more thorough job of looking at my eyes than the hospital.