here is my update on attending the first INPUT event at manchester today.
It seemed very well attended - I counted about 60 people booked in as attendees , along with 5 people representing INPUT.
DUK and JDRF , DWED omnipod , medtronic, funky pumpers, cellnovo had reps there too.
the day was started with a quick 10 minute intro and there were loads of post it note for attendees to write down any topics they wished to cover in informal small group talking sessions
there were 2 session in the morning and then a long lunch ( excellent buffet with good low carb offerings as well as the usual sandwiches and oriental and indian meat skewers etc and lots of fresh fruit -- after the lunch was an opportunity to meet new friends or speak to the reps.
2 more talking sessions followed in the afternoon
the talking groups included pumps , technology , carers , research , psychological issues , diet and exercise
you could move round to different groups at each session or stick with 1 or 2 as you wished.
I met jacq allen ( she is lovely)
i learned there is a pump users support group based in Lancaster if anybody wants contact detail let me know.
the leader on the day took a vote as to whether there would be interest in doing the event next year which got a resounding YES
Fab day from my point of view.