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Meet ups

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Nomi, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Nomi

    Nomi · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I've seen posts about group meet ups with fellow diabetics and wondered if any were happening in the East Yorkshire area (or further afield)? Or if not, if anyone fancies starting one?

    Just thought it would be nice to chat to a group of people who can share their experiences, diabetic or not, have a laugh and make some new friends :):cat:

    Nomi
     
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  2. EllsKBells

    EllsKBells Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Nomi

    I am based in the South Yorkshire area, and I think @smag3 and @michaela2015 are also Yorkshire-ish?

    Would be great if something could be sorted out. I know there are meetups in London, but it is just a bit too far and too expensive for me to do on the train!
     
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  3. Nomi

    Nomi · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree about the London ones! It would be great to start something this end:) we could easily meet somewhere central for everyone.
     
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    That's where my Grandfather was born (Yorkshire) - and then the whole family immigrated to Canada. Love to visit some of those small Yorkshire towns one of these days. Good luck with your meetup. :)
     
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  5. Nomi

    Nomi · Well-Known Member

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    @fletchweb When you do, drop in and say hi! We can show you the sights :D
     
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    EllsKBells Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Nomi if you don't get much other interest, do drop me a PM!
     
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    nuttynay Type 2 · Member

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    Im from Derbyshire but i dont mind driving up to Yorkshire
     
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    smag3 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello! Yes I am in York. Would love a meet up. Don't drive. I did try and sort something out in York recently, but it would appear there are not many diabetics in York! Lets do this, happy to travel. By train or bus.
     
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    EllsKBells Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am in Sheffield, but don't have access to a car at present, so agree with somewhere that can be got to by train or bus! Also, possibly a silly question, but would a weekend or a weekday be easier? I know from my perspective, it is harder for me to get away during the week.
     
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    Great idea. We have just started a meetup for keto and low carb discussions about diabetes management. We are a little further south though (M1 corridor J28). https://www.meetup.com/Keto-and-Low-Carb-Midlands/

    I think Meetups are great. It sucks that people outside of London miss out on a lot! You should definitely start one, I bet there are loads of people who would be interested :)
     
  11. Nomi

    Nomi · Well-Known Member

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    How about Leeds? You should be able to get trains fairly easily from Sheffield and York if needed. Would that work for people?
     
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    Nomi · Well-Known Member

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    Just to bump this again - we are meeting for lunch in Leeds this Saturday if anyone would like to come! The more the merrier :)
     
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