Someone out there knows that I’ve got diabetes. Well obviously. I know that you know that I’ve got diabetes and that my family and friends know that I’ve got diabetes. What I mean is that someone who is responsible for the direction-of-junk-into-my-cute-old-style-snail-mail-letter-box knows that I’ve got diabetes.
How else can you explain a twenty six year old getting catalogues full of ‘Special Shoes’, ‘Walk-in Baths’ and even, gulp, ‘Aids for Erectile Dysfunction’. Yes, really. Despite the fact that I am, (or at least was the last time I checked) a woman and no man even lives at my address, (unless he is hiding in the back of a cupboard somewhere and I don’t know it) I get these with frightening frequency. I hope I’m not being insensitive to the needs of those affected here, but the marketing people have gone way wrong somewhere if they’re writing to me!
Sarah one my best friend called up me saying she got into tonsils woes. She said the doctor advised her for tonsillectomy. She was after plenty of information from net and got confused. Sarah read that post tonsillectomy worries like bleeding and dehydration. She was desperate in finding how to get rid of tonsil stones. As I read about Jennie’s Tonsil Stone Cure Helper blog I advised her to look into http://tonsilstoneshelper.com/ which later she endorsed it helped a lot in answering most of her questions. What I believe is “Tips” must be given to the people who in need.
Today, amongst the bills, demands for money, bills and more demands for more money, was a gem with ‘Travel Tips For People With Diabetes’ emblazoned across the top, along with pictures of syringes, bottles of insulin and a blood glucose meter. I suppose, to the people who put this together, these things define diabetes. Personally I’d prefer to see pretty pictures of palm fringed beaches. I have enough of insulin and blood glucose meters on a daily basis. But I digress.
The leaflet was packed full of oh-so-
useful completely useless information.
Take this one, for example:
a) you purposefully allow yourself to become dehydrated when you are not travelling. This is supposed to be a ‘Travel Tip’ remember? Or
b) that you would allow yourself to become dehydrated when travelling if you didn’t have diabetes along for the ride.
I hate being patronised.
Let’s see what else is in there.
Good job this all arrived now. I’m heading off to San Francisco in a couple of weeks. As long as, that is, I can find a friend to go with me at this short notice. I shouldn’t be allowed out on my own. I’ve got diabetes you know.