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OCTOBER 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Australia's spring weather seems to have been unexpected and unfriendly, just like a bad hypo, but I hope you've been out there enjoying exercise whatever the elements have taxed you with. I had an hour and a half on my bicycle in the rain the other day and LOVED it. My Chucks were quite soaked through by the time I rolled home. Mind you, Queensland rain never does get cold, more refreshing than anything.

SEPTEMBER 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

AUGUST 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Big news this month - almost the biggest there could be. Our current president Warwick Sickling is standing down as leader of HypoActive. Warwick took over the top spot in June 2015 and during his watch we have seen HypoActive flourish. We now have considerably larger numbers of people contributing from all over Australia and events are popping up all over the place. During this time although this newsletter continues its steady growth in readership, our Facebook membership has doubled and its been exhilarating to see new active type 1's sharing their experiences almost every day.

JULY 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

If you were reading this newsletter in February, you'll remember how I proudly announced I had been invited to give a presentation about the experience of living with type 1 diabetes to the first-year cohort of medical students at Bond University. I'm even prouder to say that this has now been done - in fact, I got to do it right in the middle of Diabetes Week.

NEWS FLASH EXTRA 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Here's a very quick message. News came through yesterday that HypoActive thought important to share - and it came with a deadline sooner than the probable date of the next full-scale newsletter. Although our dedicated president Warwick Sickling did post something straight away on our fabulous Facebook group page, here's the low-down for anyone who hasn't seen it.

JUNE 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

I hope the onset of winter isn’t chilling the spirits of active type 1’s determined to stay healthy by keeping fit.

We’ve had a great month, with new sweet blood on the HypoActive committee, some keen HA contributors doing thunderously well in the Cairns Ironman event, and John reporting there were some very welcome new faces at the May Fun Run/Walk/Ride.

I have to admit that my latest newsletter competition – to submit the best type 1 (exercise) tattoo – has not had an enormous response. Maybe it was just because there was no prize. I’ll try and do better with the free stuff next time.

MAY 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

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.

APRIL 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone for the positive response to last month's newsletter intro. I was talking about different experiences of public type 1 management and had some great feedback. Thanks to HypoActive rider John Stevens for some well put reasoning. He pointed out that years ago the equipment available was rather different: 'When I was first diagnosed, much like you I expect, we had to carry syringes and vials of insulin everywhere, and some form of glucose.  Toilets were the only refuge for injecting.  I hid away, felt like I was doing something bad, thought everyone would think I was a drug addict (and on more than one occasion was correct in that thought).'

MARCH 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, thanks to those who responded to last month's call for input for my talk on type 1 diabetes to the med student cohort at Bond University. The clear message I got was that these doctors in training should understand that they do not - and cannot - know what it's like to live with type 1 diabetes and that the very best efforts to manage blood glucose levels can sometimes be entirely thwarted by this irrational condition. I will certainly devise a good way of putting this to them and I hope that if I get them to think differently at all they might reflect on how people cope with other chronic conditions too.

FEBRUARY 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

 

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all having a truly 5.5 day, even if your blood sugar levels are choosing to be idiosyncratic, even eccentric. Because I know they do that. I've had quite a rollercoaster ride with my type 1 management since I emerged from my immobilisation a few months ago and when I saw my endo this week I was expecting my HbA1c to be frightful. In fact, it was the best I've ever had and although I had to share concern with my good doctor that this actually meant I was getting hypo too much, I still went down to the beach after the consultation and yelled the number out to the ocean.

'Blah point blah' I shouted. The waves got it.