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14 December, 2011 at 9:28 am #10030
Two diabetes stories on the BBC in two days and do you know the worst thing? They both use the same stock photo of someone injecting:
News – 24,000 diabetes deaths a year ‘could be avoided’ http://betes.co.uk/k6h0h
BBC News – Peninsula researchers’ defective gene may help diabetics http://betes.co.uk/yx7qt
14 December, 2011 at 11:50 am #13346lizzParticipant
It didn’t actually say WHY they are dying. Is it hypos? I can’t imagine that hyper blood sugars would affect those so young.
And what is it with that photo? That’s a third more than I put in my pump to use over 4 days. That person will get type two as well as type one. How many carbs are they eating!!?
14 December, 2011 at 12:35 pm #13348DaveParticipant
failure from the PM in PMQs a few moments ago when he quoted improving children’s health and diets to prevent diabetes growth in the future. Obviously there was no distinction between the types
14 December, 2011 at 12:38 pm #13349AlisonKeymaster
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.
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.
14 December, 2011 at 1:31 pm #13350
– yes, I heard it on the wireless first thing while I was having a shave. It’s a cracking way to start the day – “you have a much higher chance of dying today”!
@Seasiderdave – imagine anyone mixing up T1 and T2, whatever next? According to my work colleague they had someone on BBC breakfast TV from Diabetes UK who did differentiate between the two.
14 December, 2011 at 1:32 pm #13351
14 December, 2011 at 1:40 pm #13352lizzParticipant
looks more like beelzebubba, which at least sounds more friendly.
14 December, 2011 at 2:03 pm #13353
14 December, 2011 at 2:07 pm #13354
14 December, 2011 at 2:14 pm #13355
– good find! I note that as well as not having a belly button, her skin is lighter below the jumper than above it. Are these manifestations of sinister diabetes side-effects.
Good for the model though – she seems to have carved out a successful niche career as “cheery diabetes sufferer” in stock photography.
14 December, 2011 at 2:17 pm #13356
And…found her again here:
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14 December, 2011 at 2:33 pm #13357
put these (and more!) onto our twitter feed with the hashtag #diabeteslady – we’ll get it trending by the end of the day!
14 December, 2011 at 4:41 pm #13358
14 December, 2011 at 8:48 pm #13365AnonymousInactive
Personally I’d like to see the sums that produced 24,000 deaths a year.
statistics is a case of the boy who cried wolf and doesn’t do us any favours…
By my rough figures thats over 1% of us dying each year from doing naughty bad diabetic stuff or 20% of newly diagnosed patients each year dying.
Actually @tim add why diabetes UK think its wise or necessary to abuse statistics to the list of questions!
14 December, 2011 at 9:30 pm #13370
11 April, 2012 at 11:42 am #13951
11 April, 2012 at 3:54 pm #13952Annette AParticipant
a news item about pumps. Tut tut tut. Which also claims diabetics need:
‘a dose of 5-10 units of insulin after a heavy meal’. After? Huh?
11 April, 2012 at 4:13 pm #13953AlisonKeymaster
excellent, I shall adjust my diabetic regime accordingly and will now take a random dose of between 5 and 10 units after every meal. If I don’t blog for a while, please call an ambulance.
12 April, 2012 at 10:01 am #13954AnonymousInactive
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!
12 April, 2012 at 10:13 am #13955
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.
20 April, 2012 at 5:46 pm #13991AnonymousInactive
the next shoot up meet up @Tim…
Don’t worry about the wires poking out of my bag mwoah hah hah haaa…
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