Sunday, 17 May 2015


Today's prompt for Day 4 of #DBlogWeek (can't believe how quickly it's gone already!) is entitled Changes..

Today let's talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you'd most like to see change about diabetes, in any way. This can be management tools, devices, medications, people's perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing. OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes. Were they expected or did they surprise you?

Unfortunately due to more unforeseen circumstances with members of mine and John's family and their health, I'm playing catch-up with my #DBlogWeek posts. All parties concerned are doing loads better, however both John and I are so these next few posts may be a little shorter than I'd planned...

Anywho, I'm always ranting about stuff I'd like to see improve with Diabetes tools/care etc. I know that if I'd had the condition many moons ago I'd be using very different Diabetes equipment, and I'm incredibly grateful to be getting new kit myself. However technology is moving on incredibly fast, and man will soon be exploring Mars! Here is my rant list of things...

  • Accurate blood glucose meters, ruling out the 'am I actually X.XX or am I 25% more/less would help a lot!
  • More access to meters/test strips/pumps/CGM's for people all over the world whatever type of Diabetes they have. People go through enough stress having the condition without being told that they can't have more strips! How the feck do you expect someone to look after themselves when they can't access the right tools??!!
  • More accurate information from the media, none of these shitty "Sleeping naked cures Diabetes" headlines or "Eggs reduce Diabetes". Or idiotic chatshow hosts going on about Easter eggs giving children Diabetes. STFU and get your facts right!!!!
  • TV presence - there are advertisements showing the signs of Cancer, Strokes etc in the UK. Surely one for Diabetes could also be done or children and adults?
  • A lady at the #GBDOC conference this year mentioned a Diabetes specific counselling service in Nottingham, and she couldn't praise it enough. More of these in the UK would be brilliant!
  • Driving laws... I get that I'm on a 3-year restricted license and that I need to report if I have any severe hypo's. I've heard of people having one bad hypo, where they've done the correct thing of getting out and going into the passenger seat to recover and STILL had their licence taken away for a certain amount of time?? Why would anyone admit to that and risk their licence (and probably their job) now?
  • Better carbohydrate information on packaging. I ADORE the food packaging in the US because it gives you the per 100g, and also the carbs per portion. Some foods here don't even have carb info on them, AARGGHHH


Kelley said...

Wow, I've never heard of a license being taken away before. Great changes, I'd like to see those too!

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