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Zombie attack/end of the world

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Kevin1987, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Kevin1987

    Kevin1987 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone ever watch zombie/end of the world type of films and think I'm screwed no more insulin! Haha I was watching a series called under the dome and someone can't get insulin so it can't be just me that thinks it!
     
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    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You know what I have thought about this before too!!! Haha. I ended up deciding it would be better to just become a zombie straight off as I don't reckon zombies need insulin
     
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    norwaycook Type 1 · Member

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    Have thought that, then thought that would have been the least of our problems lol
     
  4. Kevin1987

    Kevin1987 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good thinking! I usually have at least a couple of months supply of insulin at home and think I would have to go round all the chemists at night and get more haha
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    if it was the end of the world I wouldn't be too concerned about insulin.
     
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  6. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    but if there's no power how will u refrigerate it?
     
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    Auckland Canary Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do, I love The Walking Dead and often think we would be knackered. It's all well and good saying you would go and get more in the chemist but insulin has an expiry date of between 18 months and 2 years. Even if we killed the zombies I doubt insulin production would be the top of anyones list in rebuilding the shattered world.

    However we could try and extract insulin from pigs using a knife and a straw and then injecting that :) You could keep a supply of kune kune pigs in your hill top dwelling for such a purpose.

    If you met up with a group of other survivors though it would only be right if you undertook all the dangerous missions yourself because your life would not be as important as a non T1 who can live for many more years. You would be admired for your stoic bravery and given a rousing send off when you finally passed away looking and smelling like an emaciated pear drop.

    But don't give up hope. In order to survive you need to do the following things,

    1) Get a weapon, preferably a big one. The world has turned to custard and you will need to defend yourself from zombies and other surviving n'er do wells trying to attack you. A tank is ideal.
    2) Get to the chemist and get as much insulin as possible and store in cool bags.
    3) Get food and use Item 1 to help you in the search.
    4) Get out of the city, they are dangerous and will rapidly turn into disease ridden no go areas. A bit like South London is now.
    5) Find a defendable place that has natural running water and good soil so you can grow fruit and veg...and dope because lets face it you'll be dead in a few years so you might as well have some fun. An island is good.

    You can see I have spent probably too long thinking about this stuff!
     
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  8. Kevin1987

    Kevin1987 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't thought about the fridge issue :( ok new plan in Wales there are those Eco holiday places that run without electricity we can make our way across there stopping at every town we can building up our supply of insulin and then live a very low carb diet so we can use the insulin as little as possible lol
     
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  9. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Either that or we stock up on insulin, steal a plane and fly to Iceland where we can keep it cool. I think zombies might be slower in such cold conditions too, and they would slip on the ice. Problem is, diabetics can't be pilots, so who will fly the plane?
     
  10. Kevin1987

    Kevin1987 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We could drive to Scotland then get a boat but we would have to make sure we check our blood half hour before we leave and regularly throughout the journey
     
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  11. noblehead

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    Remember, it's only a film Kevin :)
     
  12. Kevin1987

    Kevin1987 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know I'm only being stupid I wouldn't actually last two mins in reality haha :p
     
  13. Auckland Canary

    Auckland Canary Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You seem to forget that normal rules don't apply. I will deliberately inject a couple of units too much and make sure I am on the point of hypoing before getting behind the wheel. I don't even have a licence, that's how hardcore I am. Bring it on zombie losers.
     
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  14. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Right, just so we're clear, 48 hours after the outbreak (that should be enough time to stock up) we'll all meet at Luton airport and take a private jet.

    I'm glad we've got this planned out
     
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    Would sick day rules apply? ;)
     
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    Perfect, wait until the zombies are asleep :p
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I was going to fly to Scandinavia where it's got the cold bits, but also the insulin production plant from Novo, so we could have the best of both worlds. I'm sure they will have back up generators...
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    We could be too zombified or doomed to care ? :wacky:
     
  19. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine a worse time for a hypo than running away from zombies!
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    See, I'm type 2, so I already have:
    • Insatiable appetite
    • Desire for sweet, sweet blood (look out all you type 1s)
    • The zombie lurch
    • A low carb high fat diet

    So, business as normal then, after zombification.
     
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