June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter

Dear All

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


Best wishes

Anne Lewis-Lloyd

DUK Kingston Chair