Our first meeting of this year will be on Tuesday 31st January. The meetings programme will follow the same pattern as last year. The speakers for first have been organised by Danielle Neil, Communications Officer, North West London Diabetes Local Research Network. At present I do have the names of the speakers but the first talk will present results of a study investigating gum disease and Type 2 diabetes and in the second talk will look at the results of beetroot juice and its blood pressure lowering effects. The programme for the evening: 7.00pm Open for Tea and refreshments 7.25pm Results of study investigating gum disease and Type2 diabetes. 8.15pm Results of a study into beetroot juice and its blood lowering effects. 9.05pm Raffle. 9.15pm Close Montague Public Hall, 30 Montague Road, Hounslow TW3 1LD Montague Road is just off Hounslow High Street on the corner with Holy Trinity Church. The Hall is opposite Hounslow Police Station. There is ample free parking after 6.30pm in public car parks in Montague Road. Cost Our meetings are free, but we ask for a donation of £1 at the door to cover the cost of providing refreshments and buying a gift for the guest speaker. I will be playing tennis that evening. If any of you go, please post your impressions.