Tickets on sale for charity ball in aid of Diabetes UK and Darlington's 700 Club

Darlington and Stockton Times: Easter Feast will be held on Friday, April 18 at Bannatyne Hotel, in Darlington Easter Feast will be held on Friday, April 18 at Bannatyne Hotel, in Darlington

TICKETS are now on sale for a charity dinner and dance that will help raise funds for two worthy causes.

The event, named Easter Feast, is being held on Friday, April 18 at Bannatyne Hotel, in Darlington, in aid of the town’s homeless charity, the 700 Club, and Diabetes UK.

Organiser of the event, Jade Sloan, said she hopes the evening will not only raise funds for the two charities, but will help to raise more awareness of Type 1 diabetes, of which she has lived with for more than 24 years.

The 28-year-old said: “I want to create more awareness about it as people often assume it’s the same as Type 2 and we always get tarred with the same brush, but it is completely different.

“Type 1 is hereditary, but Type 2 is often caused by lifestyle.”

Tickets are £35 and include a welcome glass of champagne, three-course meal with wine on the table, grand prize draw and disco. Fundraising games will also be on offer at an extra cost.

Mrs Sloan is appealing to local businesses, including hotels, to donate prizes for the grand prize draw.

To donate a prize email jade@sloanevents.co.uk

To buy tickets visit sloanevents.co.uk/charity-events

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8:23pm Tue 4 Feb 14

noctu says...

The majority of Type 1 Diabetes is NOT hereditary! 90% of those who develop it do not have a relative with the illness.

If you want to create more awareness of diabetes, particularly the differences between T1 and T2, it might be good to start with the facts rather than misinformation which may scare people.
The majority of Type 1 Diabetes is NOT hereditary! 90% of those who develop it do not have a relative with the illness. If you want to create more awareness of diabetes, particularly the differences between T1 and T2, it might be good to start with the facts rather than misinformation which may scare people. noctu
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10:31pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Spike18 says...

Also just to point out that not all type 2 is caused by lifestyle
Also just to point out that not all type 2 is caused by lifestyle Spike18
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10:27pm Fri 7 Feb 14

JadeSloan says...

I think you might notice that I said 'often caused by lifestyle' not always caused by lifestyle that's because statistics show that 99% of type 2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle but very very rarely is unexplainably not.

In reference to the type 1 is not hereditary comment, you're right that like myself not all type 1 diabetics have a family member with the auto immune disorder, I don't have any family with it, but it IS hereditary, you have to have the gene, genes come from your parents, and then you have to catch the virus, the 2 combined cause type 1 diabetes. My mum or my dad will have the gene but they've obviously never caught the unknown illness that causes it.

I do know my facts, I've lived it for over 24 years. I'm sorry you feel that this article misrepresented the facts but I didn't say anything that was incorrect.
I think you might notice that I said 'often caused by lifestyle' not always caused by lifestyle that's because statistics show that 99% of type 2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle but very very rarely is unexplainably not. In reference to the type 1 is not hereditary comment, you're right that like myself not all type 1 diabetics have a family member with the auto immune disorder, I don't have any family with it, but it IS hereditary, you have to have the gene, genes come from your parents, and then you have to catch the virus, the 2 combined cause type 1 diabetes. My mum or my dad will have the gene but they've obviously never caught the unknown illness that causes it. I do know my facts, I've lived it for over 24 years. I'm sorry you feel that this article misrepresented the facts but I didn't say anything that was incorrect. JadeSloan
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11:12pm Fri 7 Feb 14

noctu says...

I appreciate you have lived with it for several years but you are not quite correct.
Please could you give a source for your statement 99% of type 2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle? Many cases of T2 are a combination of a predisposition plus lifestyle factors so that say 99 out of 100 cases are caused by lifestyle alone is worryingly incorrect.
With regards to the genetics for T1, there are theories of its genetic basis however your statement that one must have a certain gene, plus come into contact with a virus, in order to contract it is also incorrect. You may be at increased RISK of contracting T1 through these means but it is not necessarily the cause. You may wish to consult the JDRF or Diabetes UK websites for more information. This is also an interesting paper to read - http://onlinelibrary
.wiley.com/doi/10.10
02/ajmg.10339/abstra
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Hope this is helpful.
- Someone who has also lived with T1 for several years and works in applied health research.
I appreciate you have lived with it for several years but you are not quite correct. Please could you give a source for your statement 99% of type 2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle? Many cases of T2 are a combination of a predisposition plus lifestyle factors so that say 99 out of 100 cases are caused by lifestyle alone is worryingly incorrect. With regards to the genetics for T1, there are theories of its genetic basis however your statement that one must have a certain gene, plus come into contact with a virus, in order to contract it is also incorrect. You may be at increased RISK of contracting T1 through these means but it is not necessarily the cause. You may wish to consult the JDRF or Diabetes UK websites for more information. This is also an interesting paper to read - http://onlinelibrary .wiley.com/doi/10.10 02/ajmg.10339/abstra ct Hope this is helpful. - Someone who has also lived with T1 for several years and works in applied health research. noctu
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6:14am Sat 8 Feb 14

Spike18 says...

Apart from your facts not been totally accurate it is the way you talk about type 2 and not been tarred with the same brush, you make it should like people with type 2 are second class citizens and that people with type 1 are better people. That is what really upset me!
Apart from your facts not been totally accurate it is the way you talk about type 2 and not been tarred with the same brush, you make it should like people with type 2 are second class citizens and that people with type 1 are better people. That is what really upset me! Spike18
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1:06pm Sat 8 Feb 14

JadeSloan says...

I'm really sorry you both feel what I've said is incorrect it was not meant to offend anyone at all.

With regards to the 'tarred with the same brush' comment, it's taken out of context a little, I was saying it in reference to all the bad press about type 2 diabetes going on at the moment and all these programmes about how sugary diets are causing diabetes, the thing is they often just say diabetes and not type 2 diabetes and so that's what I was meaning by being tarred with the same brush, it was not meant in the way it's written at all as I would never consider type 1 diabetes superior to type 2 or anything like that.

I've just completed the DAFNE course, noctu I believe you'll know what that is, and the 99% thing was from what the nurse and dietician said on the course, maybe the information was incorrect I can only apologise if it was. They did teach us that the simplest way to look at the difference between the causes of the two types is that, type 1 you have to have the gene and then catch the virus and type 2 is mainly caused by lifestyle, because its the weight pushing on the pancreas that stops it from producing insulin properly.

If that's incorrect I'm sorry it's what the professionals taught us.

Again my apologies if I have upset anyone at all. Words on paper/screens can often be misread or taken the wrong way and I absolutely didn't mean to offend anyone at all.
I'm really sorry you both feel what I've said is incorrect it was not meant to offend anyone at all. With regards to the 'tarred with the same brush' comment, it's taken out of context a little, I was saying it in reference to all the bad press about type 2 diabetes going on at the moment and all these programmes about how sugary diets are causing diabetes, the thing is they often just say diabetes and not type 2 diabetes and so that's what I was meaning by being tarred with the same brush, it was not meant in the way it's written at all as I would never consider type 1 diabetes superior to type 2 or anything like that. I've just completed the DAFNE course, noctu I believe you'll know what that is, and the 99% thing was from what the nurse and dietician said on the course, maybe the information was incorrect I can only apologise if it was. They did teach us that the simplest way to look at the difference between the causes of the two types is that, type 1 you have to have the gene and then catch the virus and type 2 is mainly caused by lifestyle, because its the weight pushing on the pancreas that stops it from producing insulin properly. If that's incorrect I'm sorry it's what the professionals taught us. Again my apologies if I have upset anyone at all. Words on paper/screens can often be misread or taken the wrong way and I absolutely didn't mean to offend anyone at all. JadeSloan
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12:24pm Mon 10 Feb 14

noctu says...

No worries, all I can say is if you completed the DAFNE course at the Memorial I'm not surprised that you were given incorrect information. The diabetes service there is abysmal and has been for several decades. James Cook is much, much better (we now attend clinic there).

In particular, if they told you T2 was caused by weight pushing on the pancreas... my God! Horrifically inaccurate. The predominant theories surrounding the connection between obesity and T2 is that fatty tissues release fat cells and other, pro-inflammatory cells into the blood stream which then go on to adversely affect insulin responsive cells. The end result is that these cells become resistant to insulin. All to do with the bloodstream and the impact of having more fatty tissue... nothing to do with the actual weight of the fat pushing on the pancreas. I wonder what Steve Redgrave (who has T2) would say to those sorts of comments from the professionals you've mentioned. I'm sorry you've been so misinformed, you'd think you could trust information given to you by professionals working in the field...
No worries, all I can say is if you completed the DAFNE course at the Memorial I'm not surprised that you were given incorrect information. The diabetes service there is abysmal and has been for several decades. James Cook is much, much better (we now attend clinic there). In particular, if they told you T2 was caused by weight pushing on the pancreas... my God! Horrifically inaccurate. The predominant theories surrounding the connection between obesity and T2 is that fatty tissues release fat cells and other, pro-inflammatory cells into the blood stream which then go on to adversely affect insulin responsive cells. The end result is that these cells become resistant to insulin. All to do with the bloodstream and the impact of having more fatty tissue... nothing to do with the actual weight of the fat pushing on the pancreas. I wonder what Steve Redgrave (who has T2) would say to those sorts of comments from the professionals you've mentioned. I'm sorry you've been so misinformed, you'd think you could trust information given to you by professionals working in the field... noctu
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11:17pm Mon 10 Feb 14

JadeSloan says...

Halle Berry is another Type 2 diabetic who goes against that theory.

It was the Darlington DAFNE course yes, I agree the department is far from perfect although I have always liked the nurses there.

I think maybe there are a lot of grey areas and it just depends who's teaching you and what their opinion is, as to whether we are fed the right information.

I think creating more awareness about the two different types is essential, I'm trying to get a documentary on tv about it at the moment to clear up the facts but it's a very long shot.

What annoys me the most is Emmerdale's depiction of type 1 diabetes, I thought they were supposed to do extensive research into health matters before airing utter rubbish on tv about it and misinforming the public on how to help a type 1 diabetic having a hypo. I understand they received a lot of complaints about it though.

Anyway rant over about Emmerdale lol!
Halle Berry is another Type 2 diabetic who goes against that theory. It was the Darlington DAFNE course yes, I agree the department is far from perfect although I have always liked the nurses there. I think maybe there are a lot of grey areas and it just depends who's teaching you and what their opinion is, as to whether we are fed the right information. I think creating more awareness about the two different types is essential, I'm trying to get a documentary on tv about it at the moment to clear up the facts but it's a very long shot. What annoys me the most is Emmerdale's depiction of type 1 diabetes, I thought they were supposed to do extensive research into health matters before airing utter rubbish on tv about it and misinforming the public on how to help a type 1 diabetic having a hypo. I understand they received a lot of complaints about it though. Anyway rant over about Emmerdale lol! JadeSloan
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