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All HypoActive social run/walk/ride activities start at 9.30 am (SHARP!) on the last Sunday of each month. Details are sent out to all those on the Fun Run list at the beginning of each month and a reminder is sent out the weekend before the activity. Get in touch with John if you'd like to go on the list. If you are planning on coming along to one of these events it would be greatly appreciated if you could confirm to John so we know how many to expect for café bookings.
For all other events check our newsletter for contact details.
Event Date: 30th Mar - 2nd Apr 2017
The Murray to Moyne (M2M), HypoActive's founding event, is a spectacular team cycling challenge across the plains of western Victoria. It's a cycle relay and teams break up into small groups to take turns in covering the full 520 km from the Murray River all the way down to the mouth of the Moyne at Port Fairy - in just 24 hours.
The Environmental Determinant of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) is a massive new and highly worthwhile study to hunt down the cause, or causes, of type 1 diabetes. Professors form universities all over Australia are putting their egg-heads together and reaching out to emerging type 1 families to gather data and get to the root of this troubling condition. And of course, they're doing all this to take steps towards prevention.
So if you're a pregnant type 1, a pregnant woman whose partner has type 1, a pregnant woman with an older child with type 1, or if you have a baby less than six months old who has a parent or sibling type 1, why not contact the ENDIA team and see if you can be part of this laudable work.
Here's their brochure:
Caroline Thomas of Diabetes Tasmania has organised some extraordinary adventure trips to raise money for diabetes charities. There have been cycling journeys around Sri Lanka and Asia, as well as sea kayaking voyages off the remote coasts of Tasmania.
She's just sent through details of her latest plans: to gather folk together to raise money for Tasmanians living with diabetes by throwing themselves off one of the highest things in the world - abseiling down the Gordon Dam. It's truly terrifying, but absolutely magnificent.
Here's what Caroline has to say...
Great news - HypoActive has joined up with a number of other not-for-profits and signed up for the People's Choice Community Lottery. This marvellous scheme allows groups to raise funds to help with the work they do - and each and every $2 per ticket sold goes straight to the community group involved.
There is a huge list of prizes, many worth thousands of dollars. Tickets aren't expensive, so why not take a moment to help HypoActive - and also give yourself the chance to win s shopping spree, a marvellous holiday or a state of the art, road racing bike?
Check out all the prizes and buy tickets here.
If, like me, you have always thought that giving blood was a complete no-no, then think again. Type 1 blood may not be the unwanted substance you imagined.
Thanks to our beloved President Warwick and his well-placed post on the HypoActive Facebook page, I had my eyes opened and my veins tingling.
There are conditions for people with diabetes to give blood and you will be screened, but blood is a limited resource and is always in demand, so if you think yours might be the right stuff then why not give the Australian Red Cross Blood Service a call?
Here's what it says on their website:
Tuesday 10th Feb 2015
HypoActive riders and crew at Port Fairy - type 1 team success
Bethany is a relatively new member of the type 1 club, being diagnosed in late 2014. She already had some big plans for adventures when she was diagnosed and had to do some quick thinking about what she could and couldn't do. I'm really heartened to hear that she went ahead with her trek up to Everest base camp and delighted that she agreed to share some of her thoughts about the experience here.
Actually, when I read stuff like 'Nevertheless, here are a few tips from a girl who definitely isn’t qualified to be giving this kind of advice', I'm hooked and I hope you'll enjoy this report as much as I did.
Take it away Bethany:
Danielle Harrison has been active with events and the committee of HypoActive for years. Her work on AcT1vate helped create the magic of those unique events. Her behind the scenes labour on the committee has been tireless and invaluable. She's even ridden herself nearly into the ground on the HypoActive Murray to Moyne and is a regular at John Thompson's amazing monthly Fun Runs/Walks/Rides.
As we all charge swinging high and low into 2016, John and Kerri Thompson haven't had a moment's rest. They've been hard at it with maps, compasses, very long tape measures and online schedule planners.
What they've come up with is genius. A full calendar of HypoActive events for 2016. What more could any of us need or want.
The 2016 HypoActive Calendar has details of all 10 Social Run/Walk/Ride events - dates and locations - as well as major benchmarks such as the Murray to Moyne and the Melbourne Marathon. There are even details of the next Christmas get-together!
So crack open your personal organiser right now and save these dates for getting active with fellow type 1's.
Once again, thanks heaps to the Thompsons for all their hard work.