Hi Everyone,

I know I'm just barely scraping this edition of the celebrated HypoActive newsletter into May, but we've had some very sticky problems with the HypoActive website over the last couple of weeks and for a while we were in terrible trouble. This newsletter is generated by the website and the service we have there remains a valuable tool for promoting future events, as well as a grand archive of past activities. It's also a vital resource for storage of information and a great platform for those who support HypoActive to get their messages across to active type 1's.

(By the way, he rarely gets a mention, but I'd like to thank John Stevens, a veteran Murray to Moyne HypoActive rider, for both his generous provision of, and large amount of work on, our website. Without him we'd have nothing. We'd all be wandering round like type 1's with no means of checking bgl's - lost. Huge thanks John.)

Do you visit the website? Do you have any suggestions for making it better? I know a lot of people follow the HA Facebook page these days, so could we connect the two somehow? Maybe we could make sure pages we write up get a mention on the Fb page so that you can be one of the first to check them out? Any suggestions or feedback are hugely welcome. Just get in touch with me here.

While I'm on the subject of the HypoActive Facebook group page, I noticed that a fairly prominent HypoActive rider recently had a fairly prominent type 1 tattoo. Excellent piece of work, I thought, with a bicycle part and everything. I was wondering if any other HypoActives had taken the plunge into the ink with a tattoo based around their medical condition, or better still type 1 diabetes and exercise? I would love to see any - in fact, let's make that the latest HypoActive newsletter competition: best type 1 / exercise tattoo. Doesn't have to be yours - let's just see the funniest / cleverest / scariest / most original. I don't have any prizes, I'm afraid, but I will certainly get the whole committee to spend time perusing entries and who knows - maybe inspire them all to get type 1 inked!



  • June Fun Run/Walk/Ride: June in Jells Park
  • Run Melbourne: HypoActive Team Event
  • Community Lottery: Win Win Win!!!
  • Queensland Bike Ride: HypoActives Bunch Up





Type 1 Gazelles in Jells

Event Date: Jun 25th

Active type 1's - and some of the not so active ones - will be meeting as usual on the last Sunday of the month at 9.30 am (SHARP!), this time at fabulous Jells Park. And it really is fabulous. Fit for the fittest and a whole lot more besides. Wildlife that will drive you crazy and scenery that has to be seen to be believed. It’s a truly wide open space in the middle of suburbia that will take you all the way out to deep bush and an almost remote experience. All within easy reaching distance.

As always, you choose how far you run, walk or ride and you're very welcome to just join the gang at the refuelling stop after the strenuous stuff for a chat and a softie. Check out our event webpage here. If you're coming along or for more info about meeting, parking, etc, please get in touch with John Thompson here.


Dexcom CGM: Distributed by AMSL Diabetes

The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), with its Superior Accuracy (#1,2), is the only CGM System approved for you to dose without a fingerprick and can be shared directly onto a compatible Android or Apple smart device. Dexcom is now on the CGM Subsidy Initiative for eligible patients under 21, visit the NDSS website for details. For more information on the Dexcom range please visit the AMSL Dexcom G5 Mobile webpage or contact AMSL Diabetes on 1300 851 056.

#1. Bailey, Chang, Christiansen Clinical Accuracy of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with an Advanced Algorithm J Diabetes Sc Tech 2015 Vol 9(2) 209-214.  #2. Laffel Improved Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems in Pediatric Patients with Diabetes Mellitus – Results from Two Studies Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics Volume 18, Supplement 2, 2016.



HypoActive Team Running Event

Event Date: 30 Jul 2017

This huge event now has the byword 'I Run This City' and this could so easily have the added phrase, 'With Type 1 Diabetes.' It's time to take in all of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, feel the buzz of the live entertainment and soak up all the energy that Run Melbourne has to offer - and do it managing this tricky condition. Run Melbourne offers 5 km, 10 km and half marathon options and you've got two months to get in shape for whichever distance suits you best.

Check out the event website here. If you're planning on running (or walking) in this event, why not do it as part of the HypoActive team? John Thompson has entered HA in the event, so for a password to join us or any info about training and teammates, get in touch with John here.


FreeStyle Libre Real World Results
Real-world data from more than 50,000 people show that higher rates of scanning with the FreeStyle Libre system were found to be strongly associated with improved glucose control. MORE SCANNING: Users checked their glucose levels an average of 16.3 scans per day. As scan rates increased, the following trends were observed: IMPROVED HbA1c: Average glucose level decreased as scan rate increased with estimated HbA1c decreasing from 8.0 to 6.7 percent. REDUCTION IN HYPOGLYCAEMIA: Time spent below glucose levels of 3.9, 3.1 and 2.5 mmol/L decreased by 15 percent, 40 percent and 49 percent. REDUCTION IN HYPERGLYCAEMIA: Time above 10 mmol/L decreased from 10.4 to 5.7 hours per day. INCREASED TIME IN RANGE: Time in glucose range (3.9-10 mmol/L) increased from 12.0 to 16.8 hours per day. Order your FreeStyle Libre today at!

The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a glucose monitoring device indicated for detecting trends and tracking patterns in persons (aged 18 and older) with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Health care professionals and consumers should be aware about the limitations of available scientific evidence for use of this device in any other groups of patients who require diabetes management. † Data on file. Dunn T, Xu Y, Hayter G; Evidence of a Strong Association Between Frequency of Flash Glucose Monitoring and Glucose Control Measures During Real-World Usage. All work was funded by and the authors are employees of Abbott Diabetes Care. Ask your healthcare professional how a FreeStyle glucose meter may assist you. Always read the label and use only as directed. FreeStyle and related brand marks are trademarks of Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. in various jurisdictions.



Raising Funds for HypoActive

For over 30 years, People's Choice Community Lottery has been raising millions of dollars for not-for-profit groups. The Lottery is a self-help scheme for not-for-profit sporting clubs, schools and pre-schools, community groups and charitable organisations. There is absolutely no cost for not-for-profit groups to participate. People’s Choice and its partners meet all the costs associated with prizes and promotional material, so buying tickets really does help the groups who sign up. And - you can win heaps of cool stuff, including a fancy new car!

Kym Davern, who has had a long-term commitment to the HypoActive committee, as well as being a key volunteer in major events, has organised for HypoActive to take part. So if you follow this link you can see how for spending as little as $2 you could help HypoActive and be in the running to win superb, luxurious prizes. Thanks Kym!!



HypoActive Riders Bunch Up

Event Date: 25 Jun 2017

It's been a while since HypoActive riders have gathered in Queensland, but due to the inspiration of Brisbane type 1 Tim Leeman talks are going ahead for a meeting on the last Sunday morning in June. At this stage it looks like we'll be doing a mid-length ride, possibly about 40 km on the Brisbane River Loop. All this is yet to be confirmed, but if you can join us we'd love to see you there. Please get in touch with me here or through Messenger for updates and details. Happy cycling!


That's all for now.

All the best,