CWD Friends for Life 2012 - another year over
Another UK FFL over again. A great time was had by all.
Read Anna's blog for an excellent run down on the weekend:
The good news is there are still some spaces available for Glasgow 2013... so why not come along? You really will make friends for life!
More information here:
Read about Windsor 2011
Cabinet changes announced
The Scottish Government's new Cabinet team has been announced by First Minister Alex Salmond, subject to the necessary parliamentary approval.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s longest serving health secretary, will now become Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, playing a key role in the Scottish Government’s programme for economic recovery.
She will also take lead responsibility for Government Strategy and the Constitution, including preparations for the independence referendum.
Alex Neil will become Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing taking forward this key public service with the suppport of the existing strong team of Ministers, Sports Minister Shona Robison and Public Health Minister Michael Matheson.
New pump statistics from the Scottish Diabetes Survey 2011
Numbers (and percentages) of people with type 1 diabetes on insulin pumps by age and NHS Board
||Number of people<18 on an insulin pump and percentage of <18 T1DM Population
||Number of people >18 on and insulin pump and percentage of >18 T1DM Population
|Ayrshire & Arran
|Dumfries & Galloway
|Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Full survey here
Over the years...
2006 1 person on a pump
2007 251 on pumps
2009 359 (57 are children)
2010 553 (194 increase from previous year)
2011 696 (143 pump increase over the year to Dec 2010)
2012 884 (643 adults 241 under 18's as of Dec 2011)
Are you in Scotland?
Do you manage your diabetes with an insulin pump?
Has it had an postive impact on your life?
please email us:
CWD Glasgow Friends for Life 2013
Preliminary information regarding the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference in Glasgow is now online:
Booking will open 5th Sep at 5pm.
email Laura with any questions or queries:
Children with Diabetes are holding their first conference in Glasgow 5th-7th April 2013, in the Marriottt Hotel, Argyle Street. They have held their UK conference in Windsor for the last 3 years and the 4th annual conference this November was sold out in a few hours. If you are interested in attending the conference in Glasgow the first step is to contact Laura to be added to the Glasgow 2013 mailing list. Subscribing to the mailing list does not out you under any obligation to book. Laura will provide us with updates as the conference develops, answer any questions or queries.
This is the report from the first UK FFL in 2009:
Friends for Life UK 2009
Please pass this on to groups, clinics and anyone who may be interested. Hope to see many of you there! Feel free to drop me a line if you have any specific questions I can help with as an attendee : )
Halloween 2010 at FFL
The group 2009
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