On the diabetes forum where I am an Administrator, I was recently dubbed 'Sir Alan of the Northern Territory' by member Rossi Mac, and was touched by this poetic tribute to me from the lovely HelenP - thanks Helen!
STUPID DIABETES we all shout -
Some of us thin, some of us stout.
The Big D doesn't discriminate;
It can hit you early, it can hit you late.
It doesn't matter who you are,
Shop assistant, or superstar.
You might be useful on the pitch,
Or quoting Shakespeare's made you rich.
Whatever we do for our daily jobs,
We all have pancreatic probs.
As much as we'd all like to ignore 'em,
They are what's brought us to this forum.
And here we've met the nicest man
Who'll always help you if he can.
So, how shall he be known henceforth?
Arise! Sir Alan of the North.