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Type 1 Discovery Day, London (with special guest Jonny Labey)

22 Jun 2019

Free

David Game College

31 Jewry St
London EC3N 2ET United Kingdom

9:30 am

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Come along to our FREE Type 1 Discovery Day in London (David Game College) where you can find out more about the latest progress in type 1 technology, diabetes research, listen to inspirational talks and meet others affected by the condition. There will be entertainment provided for children.

We are also very excited to announce that our celebrity ambassador and EastEnders actor Jonny Labey will be speaking!

The day involves:

9.30am – Registration and refreshments

10.00am – Brian Hoadley

10.30am – Jonny Labey

11.00am – Break

11:20am – Dr Neil Hill

11:50am – Research Update

12.20pm – Getting involved with JDRF

12.30pm – Finish

(This is a draft programme, timings and schedule could be subject to change.)

Speakers

Jonny Labey

Jonny Labey, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 15, hasn’t let it get in the way of him soaring to new heights as a dancer, actor and singer. Jonny made his TV acting debut as popular EastEnders character Paul Coker and he included type 1 in his character’s storyline.

Jonny’s greatest passion in life is dancing. He’s been a dancer since he was 5 years old and went on to graduate from the prestigious Doreen Bird College of Performance. Since then Jonny has gone on to win ITV’s Dance Dance Dance.

He’s also played the lead role as Scott Hastings in Baz Luhrmann’s West End hit musical Strictly Ballroom. In Jonny’s spare time he runs a blog Know Your Type, where he interviews people from all walks of life on their experiences and tips for managing the condition.

To access the Know Your Type blog, please find it here: https://jonnylabey.com/blog/

 

Brian Hoadley

Brian has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2014 at the age of 33. However, despite the shock of being diagnosed Brian hasn’t let type 1 diabetes stop him from training for and running a marathon (just one year post-diagnosis!) and consequentially becoming a Blogger at www.type1bri.com.

“Diagnosis came as quite a shock at the age of 33, but on the whole it has made me a healthier, more confident person today. I never would have had the inspiration to train for and run the London Marathon if I didn’t have T1D driving me onward.”

Dr Neil Hill

Dr Neil Hill is a Diabetes Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He runs the Imperial Physical Activity and Diabetes (IPAD) multidisciplinary clinic, which aims to empower, enable and educate people with diabetes to undertake sports and exercise without distressing variation in their glucose levels, avoidance of hypoglycaemia and problems with injuries. We have a dietician, consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine and a physiotherapist as well as me and our diabetes specialist nurses.
We have supported numerous people with diabetes to achieve their goals, including someone who trekked to Everest Base Camp, and an attempt at swimming the English Channel, but most people want to just be able to go to the gym, go for a run or play football without high or low glucose levels affecting their enjoyment or performance. We are not yet experts, but are doing our best to get there! Our research is in its early stages but we have a grant to look at whether continuous glucose monitoring with a predictive hypo alert function can reduce hypos in exercising adults.

The cost

Free!

Get in touch

For more information please contact Abigail Burrell-Rann on 020 7713 2030 or email [email protected]

Type 1 Discovery Day, London (with special guest Jonny Labey)

22 Jun 2019

9:30 am

Free

Venue

David Game College
31 Jewry St
London EC3N 2ET United Kingdom