Round of Golf at Canford Magna – Bids Close 22/5/10 21.00hrs

A round of golf for 4 people at the main Parkland Course at Canford Magna Golf Club.

This would normally cost around £100

All money raised from this auction wll go to JDRF

Click here to go to the Canford Magna website

When making a bid please clearly identify the item you are bidding on in the subject line.

Closing date for this auction is 22nd May 2010 at 21.00hrs

Current highest bid £80 (12th May 10.26)

Email a bid to this address:

Charity Auction and Disco 22nd May Postponed

Regretfully we have had to postpone the Disco and Auction planned at Wimborne Football Club however we will be placing the Auction items on the website here for online bidding.

Please check back regularly for further details.

Line Dancing Fundraiser raises over £1300

Pig Tail Davie

Thanks to everyone who supported the Linedancing fundraiser on 23rd April.

Over 200 people came along and we raised over £1300 for JDRF

Hats off in particular to “Pig Tail Davie” for the organising (looking too comfortable in that hat Dave!) and to Karl Winson for hosting the evening for free.

Photos of the event can be seen on our facebook page by clicking here

Looking forward to the next fundraiser which is an auction and disco at Wimborne Football Club on 22nd May

Seven year old Diabetic appears on This Morning

7 year old Niamh Bridger was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aged 2. Along with her mother Trisha, she talks on ITV’s this morning show about living with the condition.

Click here to see the interview.

Trisha has written a book “Why can’t I fly?” and for every book sold she is donating £1 to Diabetes UK

You can buy the book here

See us now on Facebook

Crusaders Against Diabetes can now be found on facebook.!/pages/Crusaders-Against-Diabetes/325663805973

The alarm that can save diabetics’ lives (so why is the NHS rationing them?)

Article in the Daily Mail By Judy Hobson
on 13th April 2010

Angela Wise is one of the first to use a new sensor-controlled insulin pump

Angela Wise is one of the first to use a new sensor-controlled insulin pump

She was saved by the bell after a long country walk sent her into a diabetic coma.

She is one of the first to use a new sensor-controlled insulin pump that detects dangerously low levels of blood sugar and sets off a deafening alarm.

Angela, 48, a financial services trainer from Harrogate, Yorkshire, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was 18.

She says: ‘My husband Dennis and I had been out walking. I sat down for a cup of tea Read the rest of this entry »

Smart Insulin that only acts when you need it

JDRF is working with SmartCells, Inc., a biotech company based in the USA, on a new type of insulin treatment for people with type 1 diabetes.

SmartInsulin is the idea of Dr Todd Zion, the CEO of SmartCells, Inc. The concept is simple – deliver insulin in such a way that it is only released into the blood stream when it is needed.


The new approach involves using a plant-derived protein that can bind and release insulin in response to glucose levels.

The theory is that SmartInsulin could be formulated so that people with type 1 diabetes would only need to inject the drug once each day, as opposed to the multiple daily injections they need currently. Once injected, the molecules would ‘stick together’, only releasing insulin when blood sugar levels rise above a certain threshold, and stopping when these levels fall again. In this way it, should be possible Read the rest of this entry »

Petition to the Prime Minister

Karl Beetson from Hertfordshire has started a petition to ask the Government to come up with NHS funding to provide continuous glucose monitors to all UK diabetics.

Please visit this page to sign the petition

Training Schedule starts in January – Help please!

With the Crusaders team destined to gain weight and lose fitness(!!) over the festive period, team member Andy Lovering has arranged spinning sessions at Ferndown leisure centre to kick start the training regime for the London to Paris ride – trouble is the team are having a little difficulty deciding on the music to train to.

Suggestions so far include Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Peters and Lee, The Carpenters and even Pam Ayres (younger readers ask your parents!)

Please post below any suggestions as the team need all the help they can get (and when you’ve done that please go to our donations site and sponsor the team!)

Thank you

Team update – Kirstys Crusaders now up to 10

With Ian Cully and Rich Preston joining the squad the team numbers are now up to 10. The Crusaders are taking part in the JDRF London to Paris Diabetes Bike Ride next June and training is now underway. Please click on the logo below to sponsor the team.

You really should sponsor these guys!!

You really should sponsor these guys!!