Diabetes Week announced

By | 13 May, 2010

Everyone’s second favourite diabetes charity, Diabetes UK, has announced plans for this year’s Diabetes Week.

Diabetes Week is Diabetes UK’s annual UK-wide awareness and fundraising week which runs from 13 to 19 June 2010 and promises a roller-coaster ride of pancreas-related thrills and spills. DUK have said that this year will focus on dispelling some of the myths around diabetes and to raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle for all. Which all seems pretty fair to me.

DUK are asking for feedback on some of the wonderful myths that the pancreatically-challenged hoards have heard over the years. Sadly I’ve never really heard anything particularly misguided (aside from the chap mentioned in this article: http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2009/07/indonesian-weightlifter-gives-diabetes-advice/).

I think that my lack of hearing myths may be because if the subject of diabetes does come up in my presence, then I’m usually one step away from explaining its intimate workings to all and sundry and great and tiresome length. I could bore for Scotland about diabetes and I suspect I frequently do. But I do try to stop short of getting out the PowerPoint presentation or drawing diagrams on a handy whiteboard. Most of the time. But, in any event, no one gets a chance around me to disseminate myths!

Anyway, should you want to get involved with Diabetes Week then you can contact the good people at DUK via their website here http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Diabetes-Week/

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About Tim

Diagnosed with Type One when he was 28, Tim founded Shoot Up in 2009. For the diabetes geeks, he wears a Medtronic 640G insulin pump filled with Humalog and uses Abbott's Libre flash glucose monitor.

5 thoughts on “Diabetes Week announced

  1. Tim Post author

    I think I might use this an excuse to hold the next Shoot Up night out in Edinburgh. What fun!

  2. Annette A

    I often get: “You can’t be diabetic, you’re too thin!” I think it’s a compliment, in an odd sort of way…

  3. Tim Post author

    Hmm, I wouldn’t know whether to laugh or cry with a comment like that…

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