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Re: [IPk] Balance

Yes, I agree with what you say.  I find most of the content  very wishy
washy.  Though I did see an advert for a pump in the latest issue. I might
be wrong but I don't think I have seen one before.  I Know most diabetics
are type 2 but nearly all the articles seem to be more relevant to type 2.
Admittedly the latest mag had an article about someone who was type 1 and
had celiac as well which was of interest to me but the whole article was a
bit bland and who was this woman, I certainly cant remember her.

Thats a shame about how your husband was treated over the run, shame on


----- Original Message -----
From: "Audrey Sheal, SE Grampian" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 25 February 2002 10:02
Subject: [IPk] Balance

> Carmel
> When I first started on the pump I wrote to the Editor of Balance
> with a proposal for article(s) on the pump - with an outline and stating
> that I had no commercial interest.
> They came back and said "no thanks, not interested".  I must
> confess, I am getting increasingly cheesed off with Diabetes UK - I don't
> feel that I am in their target audience any more.  Their content is
> increasingly dull, and their advice increasingly patronising.  Their
> supplement about losing weight was so lacking in real information it
> me!
> In addition, my husband had run several races for Diabetes UK - 4
> half marathons, and one marathon.  This year, when he failed to get a
> in the London Marathon via the ballot, he contacted Diabetes UK and asked
> they were having bonded places (where charity pays c.#380 for place and
> runner promises to raise at least #1500 - so good deal for charity, but
> as good as runner getting balloted place and raising money for them
> - and they were not, but he was "welcome to run for them anyway", he said
> they were really snotty with him.  So, as a result he called Juvenile
> Diabetes Research Foundation, who had about 150 bonded places.  He is
> running for them instead.
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