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Hounslow diabetes/cardiovascular meeting Tuesday May 29

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by IanD, May 15, 2012.

  1. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will be speaking at this meeting, giving my experience with a low carb diet. The other speaker is from Diabetes UK. Will it be like an Agatha Christie novel, where she brings together people who have reason to murder each other.....?
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    The programme for the evening:
    7.00pm Open for Tea and refreshments
    7.25pm Diabetes UK talk
    8.29pm Ian Day - Low carb diet
    9.15pm Close

    Venue:
    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.

    I look forward to seeing forum members there [​IMG]
     
  2. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does no-one else live near Hounslow?????
     
  3. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ian,

    Providing that I get ground clearance from Mrs Borofergie, I'll come along to give you some support...

    Will there be biscuits?

    Stephen
     
  4. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It will be good to see you. Yes, biscuits, usually someone does a savoury, & I will make some almond cake.

    My advertising summary is:
     
  5. lorri1

    lorri1 · Active Member

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    What a shame, it's a bit too far :-(

    Lorri.
     
  6. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to this. I hope that the DUK guy will listen to a respond to your points. It could be an uncomfortable evening for him.

    Stephen
     
  7. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could come - best of luck to you!
     
  8. MaryJ

    MaryJ · Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck Ian - shame its so far, will be there in spirit and looking forward to you telling us how brill it went.

    Mary x
     
  9. Anonymous

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    Not sure where I am going to be Tuesday but might come and float in the background..
     
  10. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From the flyer today:

    7.00pm Open for Tea and refreshments
    7.25pm Alice Delemare, Diabetes UK, "Putting Feet First Campaign"
    8.15pm Ian Day, "Low Carbohydrate Diet"
    9.05pm Raffle followed by Cheese and wine
    9.15pm Close
     
  11. diadeb

    diadeb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry IanD, I wish I could attend but I live in Manchester but I wish you the best of luck although I am sure that you won't need it.
    Please let us know how it all goes x
     
  12. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can recognise me from facebook - Ian Day

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  13. Anonymous

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    I plan to try and get there though I'm not particularly close on Tuesday. Will say hello if I make it

    S
     
  14. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But that will be an hour into the meeting, & it would be nice to meet earlier.
     
  15. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're the one in the middle? :lol: :lol:
    Only joking,
    Good Luck.
     
  16. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Borofergie & Swimmer for coming - plenty of interest & requests for more info.

    The DUK talk was on "Putting Feet First" & was very helpful - & left a lot of local questions to be answered. I gave the speaker my talk & leaflet, but she could not stay.
     
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    I good and well received talk Ian. I was interested by the number of people who showed ask for more details and seemed genuinely engaged with their own diet/care.

    It's clear that there are still lots of people getting and giving bad advice.
     
  18. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What a great event!

    I've never been in a group of other "real" diabetics before (there were about 50 people in the audience). Unfortunately I got there too late to eat some of Ian's low-carb cake (although he told me that some people refused to eat some on the grounds that it was low carb).

    DUK sent a young volunteer to do a very credible presentation on foot-care which generated a quite intense discussion lasting half an hour. Unfortunately she didn't stay for all of Ian's presentation, although to be fair, she probably wouldn't have been experienced enough to address the points that Ian raised.

    Ian's presentation was excellent. It was so refereshing to see someone speak from the heart about their personal experience, and great to see a presentation delivered the old way, without the aid of boring power-point slides. Swimmer and I were both nervous about what the reaction of the audience would be, and I thought I detected some dissent as Ian spoke.

    I was wrong, the audience reaction was almost universally postive, with some really intelligent and incisive questions. As expected the experience of low-carb was very low, but people were genuinely interested. Ian was mobbed after the talk with people asking for personal advice.

    Observations:
    1. Hounslow is really lucky to have such a great Diabetic community
    2. The view that the general diabetic public isn't ready to listen to low-carb is completely wrong. This lot were very interested in Ian's message
    3. Swimmer and IanD are top blokes
     
  19. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Ian and hanks also to Swimmer and Borofergie for supporting him and coming back to report.
    I suppose the very fact that these people actually atended a meetig must mean that they are inclined to be pro-active and I imagine were delighted to hear something new and empowering o he individual.
    I am sure that the fact it came from a fellow diabetic and not hrough the HCPs must have provided extra interest.

    If only there were an easy way of reaching more people without having to go via the HCps etc. Apart from the forum , of course.
     
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