Shoot Up meet up – Liverpool

By | 27 February, 2012

If only I could spend a pleasant evening chatting with some other pancreatically challenged types… well now you can. If this is your dream (and why wouldn’t it be) come along to the latest Shoot Up meet up in sunny Liverpool.

We’ll be in the hugely glamorous (well, it does reasonable beer and is near Queens Square bus station and Lime Street train station, what more do you want?) Doctor Duncan’s pub, St John’s Lane, Liverpool on Saturday 14 April from 7.30pm. Tim and his better half Katie have agreed to leave the confines of Scotland and travel down to sunny Liverpool for the weekend, so they’ll be there along with me and my long suffering husband Geoff.

If you’re dubious about meeting some weird folks off the interweb all alone (which is perfectly understandable), fear not, all are welcome – the pancreatically challenged, long/short suffering partners, friends, family, random people you meet on your way.

You’ll be able to spot us by the fruit pastilles on the table, the slight smell of insulin and the loud sobbing as we collectively bemoan our broken pancreases. Or we might just do what we’ve done on previous nights out and have a jolly chat, in which case we’ll be the happy ones talking over a beer, but the fruit pastilles will be there in any case.

It’s nice to have a rough idea of numbers, so do leave us a comment here if you’re thinking of coming, or you can email alison@shootuporputup.

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About Alison

Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four, Alison's been at this for a while now. She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less.

31 thoughts on “Shoot Up meet up – Liverpool

  1. Tim

    Hurrah! Shoot Up’s first ever meet up south of the border! Looking forward to meeting up with everyone who’s never made it to Edinburgh before!

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  2. JaneC

    Would love to have come to meet you but will have to wait until you go much further down the country to say Oxford? One day maybe.

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  3. Spikey

    Brill, I’m just across the water on the Wirral n gonna do my best to meet you guys n talk bout shooting up!

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  4. Annette A

    aargh! You finally have a meet I could theoretically make it too, and its on a day when I’m booked to go to a 40th birthday party! How could you!

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    1. Alison Post author

      aargh! Sorry @annette that’s such a shame. You don’t know how long it’s taken @Tim and I to find a date we can both do. It would have been lovely to see you there though.

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  5. julie edwards

    Hello,
    I’v just joined and very interested in attending the liverpool meet as it’s only a bus ride for me. It would be nice to meet other diabetics as I don’t know any even tho i’v had condition 39 years was and still am the only diabetic in family

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  6. Tim

    Hi Julie and welcome to Shoot Up! That would be great if you could make it – there’s nothing like some great diabetic chat*

    * we do talk about other things too thankfully.

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  7. katherine cromwell

    Could we do a skype/facetime meet at the same time? (I don’t really have a big nose and mouth as avatar suggests) Its my son’s birthday on the 15th so could be tricky coming along.

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  8. Tim

    I’m not sure how the technology would work, but if there’s appetite for a twitter / facetime / skype meet up at another time then we could organise that.

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  9. Dave

    Me and Laura are a tentative yes – subject to me getting a grandparental nod to offload a couple of kids. Will probably just drive back afterwards but we’re looking forward to it.

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    1. Tim

      Can you not just leave the kids locked in the kitchen with a bowl of water and a few toys? That seems to work for our dog…

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      1. Dave

        Tried that once but social services took a dim view of it. Don’t know why though. We’ve got a mouse at the moment that could keep them company.

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    2. Alison Post author

      Child abuse aside, it’ll be good to see you and Laura there – Geoff and Katie always appreciate another pancreatically priviledged type to swell the ranks.

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      1. Dave

        Thanks Alison. It’s always good to attach accents and life to avatars and internet signatures. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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        1. Alison Post author

          Oh dear, don’t look forward to it too much, I worry that the real life versions of our internet personalities may be a crushing disappointment for you.

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      2. Dave

        Although I’ve only been to Liverpool once in adult life and after finally looking at the map I actually know where it is! Last year we stayed in Liverpool and ate at Tavern Co which is round the back of the pub. Saying that, we’ll probably still get lost!

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  10. lizz

    Oooooh… and oooh again – I would so like to come to this. But my book is being published very near that date – I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it. I WANT to make it. It is a tad far from sunny Bristol though. Hmmmm.

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    1. Dave

      Oh do come. And you must bring Lola! Should love all the hypo signs flying around 🙂

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      1. Annette A

        There’s a question I’ve often thought but never asked.
        Would Lola (or other hypo dogs) react to other peoples hypos as well as their owners’ ?

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        1. Paul

          I’d be slightly more worried at Lola reacting to my high blood sugar after a few my drinks & phoning my doctor to tell her!

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    2. Mike

      Alas @lizz us yokelly Sou’West types will have to have our own [Unofficial][Unaffiliated] Brizzle meet where we can discuss the conundrum/relative merits of cider as a hypo cure/cause 🙂

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  11. lizz

    Yokely? I’ll have you know I am far too posh to pass as a yokel. I do drink cider, but only if it’s organic and accompanied by expensive snacks like truffles and French cheese. Otherwise I make do with champagne.

    Lola was sitting next to a diabetic a little while ago and I could feel her trying to get to him to alert. I suspect his blood sugar was high as he seemed perfectly compos Mentis, But it is certainly a risk with so many of us in attendance. It might upset her settings to have so many weird blood sugars in the same vicinity!

    On the other hand, she might be perfectly happy to ignore you all!

    If we can get there of course. Otherwise I might just have to meet up with Mike. anyone got any warnings for me about that?

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  12. Tim

    If you wanted to organise a Bristol meet up, I’m more than happy to advertise it on the blog.

    @Lizz – I’ve never met @Mike in person but he *seems* pretty safe 🙂

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    1. Mike

      On the internet no-one knows your a [psychopathic axe-wielding] dog.

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