Hi Everyone,

Just a short message this month to wish everyone a happy festive season. Hope everyone's getting some summer time off and will be able to enjoy themselves. It was great to see such a good turnout for the HypoActive Christmas Breakup Brunch on 26th November. The Kevin Bartlett Reserve was a little wet at the start of the morning, but the sun came out and everyone had a terrific time. Thanks once again to John and Kerri Thompson for all their hard work.

The following weekend saw AcT1vate flourish once more. Plenty of type 1's travelled from all over to take part in the weekend of workshops, seminars and of course exercise sessions. There were some brilliant speakers, the science was unfolded to an eager audience and the swing dance session was a huge success. There was a great deal of work went into organising this event, so thanks enormously to all who helped. Check out the HypoActive Facebook page for lots of posts about what an amazing weekend this truly was.

Lastly, those who read this newsletter avidly will remember that last month I called out for any type 1's who had taken the big step into low carb fat-fueling to drop me a line, even if anonymously, to fill me in with some information and let us all know how it works. Thankfully, I was approached by a strapping young type 1, who didn't want to be identified. I spent some time meeting up with him and conducting a lengthy interview. You can read all about 'Oliver's' amazing story here: Interview with a Fat Guy.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


That's all for now.

All the best,



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