Desi gned to support whānau to better manage their diabetes, Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri are delivering a six-week programme starting Tuesday June 14.
Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Anyone can get diabetes as lifestyle, too much sugar and lack of exercise can lead to the onset of type 2 diabetes. Māori and Pacific people are at higher risk than other ethnic groups of developing the condition.
The two-and-a-half hour sessions aim to provide those with any form of diabetes with education and tools so that they can keep on top of their condition and stay well. The focus is on preventing complications and empowering whānau. Facilitator Faryn Ngawaka says, “We also spend some time on how to work with GPs, nurses and other health care providers as well as communicating with whānau and friends, so they understand the demands of the condition too.”
Caregivers, support people and whānau are also welcome to attend. This programme runs Tuesdays, 10am – 12:30pm, for six weeks starting June 14. To book your place or for more information, please contact Faryn Ngawaka at Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri on 835 1840 xtn 720 or
text 021 745 261.