Stay healthy during your Jubilee parties

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I’M sure that many people in Wigan are planning to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with parties for family, friends and neighbours. No matter what type of party it means that there will be food and drinks to tempt people to over indulge. For your readers with diabetes, parties can be a challenge as to what to eat to fit in with their diet.

For people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes watching that there is not an excess of fatty and sugary items is important but this is a special occasion, so our dietician has developed some special ideas for Jubilee Party food and drinks. She also points out that being as active as possible with dancing and sports helps to use up the calories and to moderate blood glucose levels.

So whether organising a party or going to a party, we are happy to provide this party information to people free of charge. We are also happy to send people our FREE booklet, Diabetes – Everyday Eating, which helps with day to day eating as it contains 28 days of menus of everyday, affordable meals and much more.

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust also produces a wide variety of FREE information including our booklet, “Understanding Your Diabetes”, so I hope your readers will contact us for the information which will help them to enjoy their Jubilee Parties. They can call IDDT on 01604 622837, or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS.

Jenny Hirst


Government is wasting time

Just what is it about this incompetent Government that, having failed to deliver a budget and set out a Queen’s Speech that offers and encourages growth to our economy, they are wasting time on talk of reforming the House of Lords and gay marriage?

While these two issues are apparently important to Nick Clegg and the left-leaning PM David Cameron, neither will have any impact on our economy.

Philip Griffiths, North West Chairman UK Independence Party.

Heart-felt thanks to your readers!

Throughout last month the British Heart Foundation sought support from your readers to join our volunteer network in the area.

As a result, they have been putting their hearts into volunteering in our shops, on the street raising money at collections and by organising events in the community.

We just couldn’t do our vital work without their support and I am writing to thank them.

The BHF is dedicated to fighting heart and circulatory disease and supporting families affected by this debilitating disease.

We always look for new volunteers. We have lots of different roles to suit the time people can give, from a few hours in a local furniture and electrical store to putting on a fundraising event. Please visit and listen to why some our volunteers give us their valuable time.

Chrish Perera, via email