This story is dedicated to all those superheroes battling Dr Diabetes everyday!
The adventures of dun dun dahhhhhh…………Supersonic Goobs & Beastly Bean.
Our story begins once upon a time in the olden days (March 2009) in a land of mist and magic. We find our gallant hero Supersonic Goobs doing aerial acrobatics and making faces at his arch enemy the Beastly Bean, who is breathing great spears of fire in return.
Somewhere deep in the depths of Pancreasville, Dr Destructive Diabetes is getting ready to launch his most deadly weapon – Diabetic Ketoacidosis DKA!!! A weapon so deadly that if the victim is lucky they escape alive but are then insulin dependent for the rest of their lives!
Suddenly in the middle of a really tricky somersault our hero falls ill and is not feeling himself, he is more sulky than supersonic, he is extremely thirsty and goes off to drain the local pond, he is moody and very very very very very very very very very very tired. “What is happening?” our hero wonders.
Our poorly hero is taken to the special secret lab of Dr Langerhans who just happens to be an expert in the weapons of Dastardly Dr Diabetes. Beastly Bean follows our hero to this secret location hoping to launch a surprise attack, but is sad when he finds out how unwell his arch enemy actually is. “Who will I breathe fire at now?” he ponders. Beastly Bean decides to stick around and discover what has weaken his usually strong rival.
After some tests on his bright blue blood, Dr Langerhans confirms that our hero has indeed been the victim of Dastardly Dr Diabetes most evil weapon and now has Type 1 Diabetes.
Our hero is shocked to discover that his super hero body no longer makes insulin.” How will I turn my food into energy? “he exclaims, “I cannot fight the baddies with no energy”. Suddenly Beastly Bean smashes through the lab door and shouts ” I will help you Supersonic Goobs, I bring you the Peanut of Peace, so let’s forget all our bad memories” Dr Langerhans thinks this is a great idea. ” Super sonic Goobs is going to need your help there are lots of things to learn about Type 1 Diabetes especially if he wants to stay strong and powerful to fight the baddies!”
Dr Langerhans takes our hero and his new-found side kick to Camp Cannula. They spend days and days learning how to help Supersonic Goobs stay strong. They learn about: regular finger prick blood tests, the carbohydrate value of food and drink, the magic formula for working out the amount of insulin that is needed, how brilliant the body is, what the pancreas does, how complicated it is to try to be a pancreas, how do inject insulin, how to use an insulin pump, how exercise affects blood glucose results, other dastardly weapons of Dr Diabetes like Hypos, Hypers and Ketones. Plus loads more stuff too!
“Wow this is a lot to remember” sighed Supersonic Goobs. “I know” said Beastly Bean ” my horns hurt from all the maths, how will we remember it all? Maybe we need a whiteboard.”
Dr Langerhans smiled fondly at the exhausted duo and gesturing towards the door said ” Let me introduce you to Constance Vigilance and BasalBolusBeard, they are veteran superheroes of old who can help you in your battle with Dr Diabetes” “ACE!” smiled Supersonic Goobs ” Dastardly Dr Diabetes doesn’t stand a chance! ”
We leave our heroes as they retreat to the comforts of their super secret cave relieved they have each other to rely upon, although Constance is unsure how she will cope with the supersonic smell!
It is still not known how Dastardly Dr Diabetes managed to unleash this deadly weapon on our Gallant Hero , (but don’t worry the givers of hope are spending millions trying to discover Dr Diabetes’ evil mode of stealth).
Dr Diabetes may always be out there, but we will not let him win!
Written by Bean aged 8 (nearly 9), Goobs aged 7, Mrs Fish aged 21 🙂 and scrutinised by Big Fish