June 2021 Newsletter
- 9 June 2021
- Group News
I hope you are all enjoying the fine weather that has eventually arrived although after last Friday I am still carrying an umbrella. Sunshine seems to make it easier to eat less carbs and do more walking.
We had a good turnout for our meeting in May when Claire Neely from the Kingston Hospital Diabetic Unit told us how to know our numbers. I think we all came away a lot more informed about all the numbers in our reviews and tests be they sugars, fats or blood pressure. So a big thank you to Claire.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to get a speaker for June but I thought we would go ahead and have a meeting as usual next Tuesday 15th June at 7 pm and have an exchange of experience discussion. I would like to concentrate if possible on 3 or 4 topics so if there is something you want to ask the group about or have the information you think might be useful can you email me with the topic. I will let you know the most popular ones on Monday. As a treat at the end, Paul Napthine has devised a short fun quiz. I believe there are two rounds, one general knowledge and one health. This is not a fundraiser and no prizes apart from the glory of having the top score but I am sure it will be very entertaining.
I do have speakers for July and September, we normally do not hold a meeting in August.
Tuesday 13th July - Zoe Waller Associate Professor in Drug Discovery at UCL is going to talk to us about the genetic findings behind Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Tuesday 7th September - TBC Alex Berry from DUK is going to lead a session on Mindfulness.
Sadly I still have no more information on getting back to Face to Face meetings or exercise classes. I think everyone is waiting to see what does happen to lockdown at the end of June.
I look forward to talking with you next Tuesday and I will send out the Zoom link at the end of the week. In the meantime please send me the topics you would like to discuss next week
DUK Kingston Chair