Category Archives: Meeting Recaps

August 2018 Meeting – Podiatry Presentation

Anne & Emma
Anne & Emma

In August we were pleased to have Ann & Emma, Community Specialist Podiatrists from Gloucestershire Podiatry Services come to let us into the secrets of looking after our feet.

They gave a very in depth talk covering such things as the complications of diabetes, regularly checking our feet and what to look  and what is the best sort of footwear.  They illustrated their talk with some rather gruesome photos of what can go wrong if your feet are not cared for.

They also informed us that you can self refer yourself for a podiatry appointment.   For more information follow this link:   Gloucestershire Podiatry Care  then click on the Podiatry self-referral form on the right under Podiatry or email :  Gloucestershire Podiatry

Inside our feet!
Inside our feet!

For more info on footcare click on the following Diabetes UK – Footcare.

June 2018 Meeting – Quiz

For the June meeting a quiz was held.  The quiz setter and quiz master for the night was Bob Watford.

Bob had set a very interesting quiz including two “table top” quizzes, one to identify well known(ish!) logos/trademarks, the other to name various UK towns & cities from their scrambled up names – i.e. STELEEICR.

Everyone attending also brought along some food to share during the mid quiz break.

It was a very enjoyable, if mind stretching

at times, with the eventual winners being the Numskulls consisting of Campbell, Gaye and Sally, well done to them.

By the way the city was Leicester

February 18 Meeting – Annual General Meeting

At the February meeting the group held its AGM.  After the treasurer (Bob Watford) and Chair (Mike Coombs) read out their reports, they were passed as correct by those present.

The following changes were made to the Committee:

Viv Gay and Margaret Skinner stepped down.
Robert McCaffery was voted onto the Committee.

The following were re-elected:

Mike Coombs – Chair.
Bob Watford – Treasurer.
Jay McCaffery – Secretary.
Kevin Powell – Member.

Mike finished by thanking Viv & Margaret for their help and support over the last year.

April 17 Meeting – Dr Alison Evans – Consultant Physician, Diabetes & Endocrinology

Martin presenting cheque to Mike.
Martin presenting cheque to Mike.

For our April meeting we were pleased to welcome Dr Alison Evans, a Consultant Physician, Diabetes & Endocrinology at Cheltenham General Hospital to the Group to give a talk.  Also Martin Reeves, who organised a dance in February which raised funds for the Group, came along to present a cheque for £75.00, which was gratefully accepted by Mike Coombs our new Chair. Continue reading April 17 Meeting – Dr Alison Evans – Consultant Physician, Diabetes & Endocrinology

February 17 Meeting – Kate Dembenski – Diabetes Clinical Nurse

After the AGM (see “News” item: AGM Feb 17) we had a talk by Kate Dembenski, a Diabetes Clinical Nurse in the Paediatric Diabetes Unit at the Gloucester Royal Hospital.

Kate explained about how Type 1 diabetes can affect young children and that increasingly Type 1 is being diagnosed in adults, an extreme case being a lady of 90!!  She also gave a brief explanation of how the hospital treat youngsters when they are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Continue reading February 17 Meeting – Kate Dembenski – Diabetes Clinical Nurse