I woke up to this on the radio this morning and in my early morning stupor heard something along the lines of “Diabetics need to look after themselves better otherwise they’ll die” which irritated slightly.
Once my braincells came to life a bit, it seems to be a plea from DUK for better diabetes care as the premature deaths seem to be mostly as a result of complications which could be prevented.
And while I’m being grumpy, the BBC picture caption states “Insulin injections can control the condition” which is blatently untrue. Insulin injections are inanimate objects, they can do nothing, only well motivated and educated people can control the condition, admitedly through the use of insulin injections.
@lizz – and another weird thing about the picture (though it might just be the angle) the model don’t appear to have a belly-button. Maybe it’s Beelzebub himself? If so, it’s perhaps comforting to know that Satan suffers from Type One.
Wow, causing a pump to empty 300u from a cartridge would indeed cause deep trouble, I somehow think the outcome would be marginally worse than that. Having 5 units let alone 10 would also cause deep trouble.Very insightful!
As I was burbling on on twitter, I’m not really losing any sleep over this. In terms of objective risk I’m far more likely to get run over walking across the road to get my lunchtime sandwich than have someone tampering with my pump remotely. I don’t worry about the former, so I’m not going to worry about the latter.
It’s going to be really ironic if I get run over when I go for my lunch in about 45 minutes. Especially now I’ve written this.