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Mountains for Active Diabetics

International Lectures at Plas Y Brenin

The international MAD weekend of adventure sports and mountain active diabetics is being held at Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig between March 21st and 23rd 2003.

Two exciting evenings of unique lectures are being organised with international renowned speakers presenting a unique insight into extreme exploits – whilst also balancing the inevitable challenges of diabetes management.

These unique lectures will be of interest to a very wide audience :- extreme sports enthusiasts, mountaineers, climbers, mountain bikers, skiers, expedition doctors, expedition leaders, individuals with diabetes, friends and family of those with diabetes, outdoor pursuits instructors, guides, trekking companies, teachers, outdoor gear retailers, healthcare professionals, mountain rescue teams, and anyone else with an interest in these issues.

Mountains for Active Diabetics (MAD) is a voluntary run group of diabetic adventurers from all over the world - who all participate in outdoor adventure sports - from international competitive fell running and mountain biking to extreme big wall climbing and Alpine or Himalayan mountains, to skiing and hillwalking ……

Nikki Wallis, founder of MAD, strongly believes that participation in outdoor adventure sports develops skills and lifelong values of self-reliance, confidence and motivation – which are essential to the successful daily management of diabetes.

Over 1.4 million people in the United Kingdom have diabetes, and it is estimated by the Diabetes UK that this number is set to double by 2010.  It is also estimated that another 1 million people in the in the UK have diabetes but do not know it.

Guest speakers who are all diabetic – include:- David Panofsky (USA), Marco and Sara Peruffo (Italy), Vittorio Casiraghi (Italy), Jerry Gore (UK), Stephen Posnett (UK) and Nikki Wallis (Wales) – who will be talking about the 2000 International Diabetic Expedition to Aconcagua; presenting information that was first delivered at the fifth World Congress on Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology in April 2002; the 2002 Italian Diabetic Expedition to Cho Oyu, big wall climbing in Borneo among other exciting informative topics such as techniques of managing diabetes successfully in the outdoor environment.

As members believe "Its all about making informed choices". 

Tickets only £5 per evening

 

Available from

 COTSWOLDS in Betws y Coed (01690) 710710

JOE BROWNS in Llanberis (01286) 870327

 For more information contact Tel / Fax : 00 (44) 1286 872125 / 07766 255510

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