November 2021 Newsletter

Dear All,

It certainly feels like Winter today and the committee have an idea to warm you up later this month. We will not be starting in person meetings again until April next year at the earliest but I know a number of you are keen to meet up in person. We have decided to try holding a coffee morning in a local café om Friday 30th November for anyone who wants to drop in and have a chat about anything. We have chosen a new café called Apia which is in central Kingston at the end of the Crown Arcade and opposite the back of Boots. The committee members will be there at 10.30 for an hour or so so please pop in and join us.

Do remember our next meetings on Wednesday 24th November at 7pm as usual. Sineaid Collins will be joining us to tell us the results of the resistant starch project we sponsored at the University of Surrey. Sineaid came along a few years ago to tell us about the project and we donated £1,000 towards it and some of us took part in the research.  Covid and lockdown delayed the project somewhat but now they are ready to tell us what they discovered about the effect of resistant starch on the blood sugars of people with Diabeties.

I can also confirm a few more meeting dates for your diaries.

1. Tuesday 7th December 7pm 

- Nimalini Ajith from RBK BetterBones will be back with another exercise class for us

2. Tuesday 18th January 7pm

- Helen Witts from GlucoRx will be talking about Nexus meters which is the brand Kingston CCG provides. She will also cover injectors for Type 1.

3. Tuesday 22nd March 7pm

- Dr Philip Newland-Jones will be talking to us about Type 2 medications. Dr Philip Newland-Jones is the lead pharmacist for NHS England Diabetes and Endocronolgy Clinical Reference Group amongst many other things. He is a leading expert in this field and a very informative and entertaining speaker.

Just to confirm this is our new committee elected at the AGM last month:

Chair and Secretary: Anne Lewis-Lloyd 

Treasurer: David Cruden

Members: Paul Napthine, Kay Murray, Kim Bailey

We look forward to seeing you on screen on Weds 24th November and hopefully some of you in person on Friday 30th November from 10.30 in the Apia cafe.

Best wishes,

Anne Lewis-Lloyd

DUK Kingston Chair