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DECEMBER 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

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.

NOVEMBER 2017 HYPOACTIVE NEWSLETTER

WORDS FROM HYPOACTIVE RIDER GAVIN WRIGHT

 

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, I hope everyone had a memorable and festive World Diabetes Day. I celebrated by getting up early, taking some insulin, checking my blood glucose level frequently throughout the day, then taking some more insulin later on. Then even more before I went to bed. I finished the day feeling tired, but reflected on how worthwhile it had all been. Quite a day.

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).'