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In this issue
Tony Blair, a decision, if taken, may affect all diabetics on the Island .
The Friends of the Manx Diabetes Centre organizing an Obesity Forum Debate in conjunction with the Isle of Man Obesity Forum.
Public Health Directorate A Joint venture
Annual General Meeting on Thursday 6 th May next at Keyll Daree
Flag Day in Douglas on Saturday 22 nd May
Mrs Julie Maddrell, Podiatrist Manx Diabetes Centre.
Our first donation through our Website
Mr Paul Shields Noble's Hospital Manager Speaks to the “Diabetic”
Update on the Prosthesis Department
Obesity in Man, an interview with Dr P. Emerson Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the IOM Public Health Directorate.
Christmas Musical Evening.
On a lighter note
Church Parish Notice Boards
United States : - A leaked document
Weight loss operation cures diabetic
The Budding Journalist: John Collins
TONY BLAIR WHAT NEXT?
It has come to our notice that the British Government in their efforts to save money and introduce another stealth tax, are contemplating certain ideas that will adversely impact on diabetics in the UK .
As we all know, whatever the UK or the EEC does our Government follows suit.
The Chairman of the Friends of the Manx Diabetes Centre has asked the “Diabetic” to fire the first salvo across the bows of the DHSS, just in case they even dare to contemplate any ideas of following in the footsteps of the UK Health Authority, if the Blair Government finally decides to take this route.
The Chairman wants the DHSS to be fully aware that over the past twenty years he and his friends have been instrumental in dragging the DHSS from keeping the Manx diabetic in the dark ages of diabetes to its present day service of excellence, for which he thanks them.
However the Chairman puts on notice the DHSS that he and his friends will not tolerate any DHSS diminution in the Services or benefits provided at present for diabetics on the Isle of Man. We shall not tolerate any ideas that our DHSS may follow Blair's Government, just to save money, to the detriment of our Manx diabetic population.
The Chairman of the Friends of the Manx Diabetes Centre, has told the Newsletter that he will ensure, with the help of his friends in the House, that the DHSS in the Isle of Man will have to abide by the much trumpeted ideals claimed by the present Isle of Man Government that they are a caring Government. We do not as yet want to say what this is all about but we know that they know what we are taking about.
The Chairman of the Friends of the Manx Diabetes Centre wants the DHSS to fully understand that they will not get away with it if they dare to try it.