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Living with Diabetes Days

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by IanD, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just been to the Hounslow "Living with Diabetes Day" organised by DUK.

    An interesting day - well worth attending if there's one in your area.

    Sessions
    - What is Type 2 diabetes?
    - What diabetes care to expect?
    - Food and Diabetes
    - Managing Diabetes
    - So You Think You Know About Diabetes
    - Diabetes UK and You
    - Research Round Up

    We are pleased to offer Living with Diabetes Days thanks to our National Charity Partnership with Tesco.
     
  2. Just_me

    Just_me Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Ian, i was always at this event too. Are you local to Hounslow? I'm looking to move GPs but worried about the level of care based on what the attendees were saying about their GPs in Hounslow. Feedback wasn't great and they were raising a list of issues that i currently am not facing with my GP in another borough. I have built a good relationship with my diabetic nurse and GP and if I didn't have to move because of catchment areas I definitely wouldn't. Any advice would be grateful. Thanks
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will be interesting what they think is low carb and wheat free. Yes, probably salad, but I eat that every day anyway.
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Being both wheat and gluten intolerant .
    They have provided me with appropriate gluten/wheat free
    biscuits at the Northwest Lancs DiabetesUK meetings .
    To have with my coffee . :)
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Maybe worth contacting the organisers or secretary
    Putting your request forward and explain your food
    intollerances options and needs .
     
  8. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Booked my place as well.
     
  9. Just_me

    Just_me Type 2 · Member

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    Hi guys! On the whole the day was good. U go to a number of workshops throughout the day and everyone is so friendly. They start at the very beginning so its really good for any newly diagnosed diabetics. I was really looking forward to the food workshop but it ended up being the one I was most disappointed with. They put us into groups and each group had to answer a question based on a scenario. Personally I would have preferred to be educated in that hour (lecture type, lots of more in-depth info) rather than doing a group task but I guess everyone prefers different ways of learning. The day was well organised and I liked the fact that they brought local professionals in from the area - great for those that live in the borough, it made it more personal. Hope you enjoy your days too.
    P.S For our afternoon break we got carrot and celery sticks with mayo dip.
     
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    smartlady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Registered my interest, but nowhere near me as yet :(

    Smartie xx
     
  11. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I live on the boundary of Norwood Green and Heston. The Dr is very supportive - probably because he has seen my transformation by LCHF.

    I didn't learn anything that would change my diet or lifestyle. I'm fit and well, and the neuropathy that led me to LCHF is long gone.

    In the opening session, you may have noticed they acknowledged my point that HbA1c does not show the highs and lows we get with a high carbohydrate, low fat diet. I'm sure that caused my neuropathy.

    I enjoyed the food - chicken salad, and sandwich fillings, but my BG dropped to 4-5 by 4pm. Low fat!

    I will be following up with the Dr who asked for research contacts.


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    Andrew S Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I missed this day, I may go to a session in another Borough but as I live in Heston, it would have been ideal!
     
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