The Star: May 09, 2019

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DIABETES CHCH

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The Star Thursday May 9 2019

premises of Diabetes Christchurch Inc

Type 2 Diabetes your body makes

insulin but sometimes doesn’t make enough

or it isn’t used efficiently. This is also called

insulin resistance. As the condition

progresses, a lack of insulin may also

develop. The most common cause is

excessive body weight and not enough

exercise. For many people (but not all)

type 2 diabetes may be prevented by making

healthy food choices and staying active.

Gestational Diabetes happens during

pregnancy, while it usually disappears following

the pregnancy, it may lead to Type 2 diabetes later

in life.

Symptoms of Diabetes may include:

• Excessive thirst

• Passing more urine

• Weight loss

• Very tired

• Mood changes

Don’t forget to please

phone 925-9972 to let us

know if you will be attending

the opening ceremony

Diagnosis and Treatment: Diabetes is diagnosed by

blood tests which can be organised through your doctor.

If you are very unwell you should seek medical assistance

immediately. If you have type 1 diabetes, you will need to

manage your blood glucose levels with insulin. Healthy

eating and physical activity will also help you stay well.

With type 2 you may start with some modifications to

your diet and increase exercise levels, treatment may also

include some oral medications, and some people may

also be placed on insulin as well.

In response to the growing concerns about the

escalating health threat and increasing costs posed by

diabetes the Diabetes Christchurch society wants to

reflect the realities of people living with diabetes. So

through more diabetes education, support and referring

people to the right network and connections we can

all help minimise how people with diabetes can better

manage this chronic condition and slow down the

progression of complications.

Diabetes education programmes: Family support

in diabetes care has been shown to have a substantial

effect in improving health outcomes for people with

diabetes. It is therefore important that ongoing diabetes

self-management education and support be accessible to

all people with diabetes and their families to reduce the

physical, mental and emotional impact of the disease that

can result in a negative quality of life and lead to a range

of chronic complications.

Our offices and shop are now located on the Ground

Floor of 21 Carlyle Street in Sydenham and our new

phone number is 925-9972. We are open Monday to

Friday from 9am-4pm. We have good parking and our

staff can help you find further information or make an

appointment for the subsidised podiatry toenail clipping

service. You can become a member anytime and join our

various support groups or be involved with our society

with our various diabetes awareness programmes or

other fundraising and volunteer activities coming up this

month.

More information and our calendar of events is on

our website www.diabeteschristchurch.co.nz or check

us out on our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/

DiabetesChristchurchInc.

DIABETES CHRISTCHURCH INC.

YES - WE HAVE FINALLY MOVED TO OUR NEW

PREMISES AT 21 CARLYLE STREET, SYDENHAM.

Helping to support all people with diabetes in

Canterbury by providing information, diabetes

medical products, education and advocacy.

YOU are cordially invited to attend

the Diabetes Christchurch society’s

‘Official Opening’ on Friday, May 17th

starting at 3.00pm onwards.

Come and join us for light refreshments and have

a peruse around our society’s new premises.

OFFICAL OPENING: 5.30pm: “Blessing”

By Kaumatua Henare Edwards.

5.40pm: Welcome and Apologies:

5.50pm: Cutting of the Ribbon

by the CDHB CEO David Meates.

ALL MOST WELCOME. RSVP - PLEASE PHONE US

ON 925-9972 IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND.

NEXT EVENT: 63rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 in the Meeting Room of

Diabetes Christchurch Inc., 21 Carlyle Street, Sydenham.

Starting at 1.00pm. RSVP - PHONE 925-9972.

WE HAVE A NEW PHONE NUMBER 925-9972

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