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Winning A Diabetes UK Inspire Award

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by george895, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. george895

    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    On April 25th I was awarded the London Region Supporting Others Award. The award was presented to me by Richard Lane. The award was given to me for the amount of time and effort I've put into supporting people living with HIV and diabetes.

    On 8th October 2014 I became the founder of the first HIV and diabetes group H.A.D we also have a website.
     

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  2. Arab Horse

    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many congratulations
     
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  3. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, great achievement!
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations george895
     
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  5. Administrator

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    That's absolutely amazing, George. We'd love to feature you on the DCUK blog (diabetes.co.uk/blog) - please drop an email to [email protected] to discuss this further :)
     
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  6. george895

    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank for the positive responses. I
     
  7. george895

    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    What do I have to do?

    Best wishes,

    George
     
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    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you
     
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    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    Congratulations George :smug:
     
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    Well done.. Its lovely to get recognised for the invaluable voluntary work that you do

    I'm proud that my GP Patient Practice Group got a runners up award and 'highly commended" after being the Chair for 1 year of it. This was from all the Practices in England and Wales. We helped with 45 imorovements last year for our patients and had only 2 members regularly attending. We now have up to 17 attending meetings and over 100 that are in our group as participating or virtual.

    It is great to help people... And lovely to hear of people getting recognition for their help. Well done you..
     
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    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    Well done you as well. It was a big step for me approaching Diabetes UK and being so open about my HIV status and then to go up on stage and get an award that was even a bigger one and yet I've had no come back. Everyone I met was so supportive.
     
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    WeeFergus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many congratulations @George 95 and @donnellysdogs Without selfless people like you many people would be disadvantaged.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A great post to read, so pleased for you and congratulations :)

    With my very best wishes RRB
     
  14. george895

    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    Arab Horse Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think most rational people have now moved on from their "HIV phobia". I recently read an article which stated that it was worse to have diabetes than HIV!
     
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    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations George, you must have been a great help and an inspiration to all those suffering with these two awful conditions
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    :)Thanks,for posting this George. Congratulations. :)
     
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  18. george895

    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    That's true...the people I've spoken to who are living with HIV and diabetes have said the same thing.
     
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    george895 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you
     
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    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't know you George but this is such a lovely thread to see. Congrats and well deserved. Thank you.
     
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