Some weeks in diabetes feel longer than others. This week has felt like a millennium. And it’s felt nasty.

I took most of the Easter long weekend off Twitter because there was some mean stuff happening, with the usual suspects rearing their bullying heads. I ventured in once but didn’t want to spend my weekend seeing what people were saying about my tweet. Apparently said tweet also wound up on Facebook, because being held up as an example of the hopelessness of the diabetes mafia on just one social platform wasn’t enough.


If I had to say something positive about it all, (being the Pollyanna type), it would be that I do appreciate the lack of passive aggressiveness of these bullies. They let you know where they stand – no Vaguebooking or subtweeting from them!

But then, I also lack subtlety. And so, here’s an unambiguous reminder for everyone. Because after the week that was, I think we could all do with a little bit of kindness.