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Diabetes Awareness Week: 12-18th November

Monday, 11 November 2013, 3:36 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

This year's Diabetes Awareness Week is all about letting people know that if they have diabetes, Diabetes New Zealand can help. With more than 225,000 Kiwis living with diabetes and 50 more people diagnosed every day, this message is now more important ... More >>

Diabetes NZ Conference to explore exciting developments

Friday, 20 September 2013, 10:18 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes is one of New Zealand’s biggest health issues with over 225,000 people living with diabetes and each day another 50 people being diagnosed. Within eight short years diabetes is on track to cost New Zealand over a billion dollars each ... More >>

Increased Funding For Diabetes Control Welcomed

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:10 am | Diabetes New Zealand

The New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes and Diabetes New Zealand welcome the increased funding of $48 million for diabetes and other long-term conditions programmes recently announced in the budget. More >>

One in 20 Kiwi women have diabetes during pregnancy

Monday, 12 November 2012, 5:24 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

“With thousands of women affected each year, we wanted to shine a light on what is one of New Zealand’s most serious maternal health issues” says Chris Baty, Diabetes NZ President. More >>

PHARMAC decision both good and bad

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 4:46 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

DIABETES NEW ZEALAND MEDIA RELEASE 8th August 2012 PHARMAC decision both good and bad Diabetes New Zealand is disappointed PHARMAC has decided to stick with its proposal to introduce a largely sole supply model for test strips and blood glucose meters. ... More >>

Obesity strengthening grip of diabetes on health system

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 2:54 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Alarming figures from the Ministry of Health show the number of people who developed diabetes grew by nearly 10% last year. Over 208,000 people in New Zealand have diabetes. This rate of increase in diabetes prevalence means that on average, a staggering ... More >>

New Zealand in grips of "silent" diabetes epidemic

Monday, 14 November 2011, 11:59 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Sometimes referred to as a 'silent' assassin, diabetes is at crisis levels. Of high income countries, New Zealand has the fourth highest rate of diabetes. Over 200,000 New Zealanders have diabetes, and every day 40 more people are diagnosed. More >>

District Health Boards Fail To Respond To Diabetes Epidemic

Thursday, 2 December 2010, 12:59 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes Awareness Week made a promising start with over 40 MPs (including Tony Ryall, Minister of Health) and 100-150 parliamentary staff attending a blood glucose testing and diabetes awareness event in parliament but, as Awareness week comes to an end, ... More >>

Political Leaders Tested for Diabetes

Wednesday, 17 November 2010, 9:43 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Today, November 16th 2009, Members of Parliament from the National Party, Maori Party, Green Party and Labour Party including Tony Ryall and Pita Sharples were tested for diabetes in Parliament. The event was attended by over 100 parliamentarians and the ... More >>

Politicians Unite In The Fight Against Diabetes

Monday, 15 November 2010, 12:25 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes is New Zealand’s biggest health problems and one of the National Government’s top six health targets affecting over 210,000 people in New Zealand (most are undiagnosed) More >>

Diabetes New Zealand appoints New Chief Executive

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 12:57 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand has appointed Joe Asghar as its new chief executive, effective from 31 May 2010. More >>

The Don asks: ‘Can you see your feet?’

Friday, 14 August 2009, 10:05 am | Diabetes New Zealand

“If you can’t see your feet while leaning slightly backwards upright, you will die prematurely from Type 2 diabetes,” says Professor Sir Don Beaven, eminent Christchurchdiabetologist. “Any extra fat can trigger Type 2 diabetes, our worst pandemic.” An emeritus ... More >>

Pacific New Zealanders battle against obesity

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 12:57 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Food is central to all Pacific cultures, which is why Diabetes New Zealand is concerned about the findings of the Obesity Action Coalition report: Food Security for Pacific Peoples in New Zealand More >>

Diabetes New Zealand's 47th Birthday

Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 10:27 am | Diabetes New Zealand

“Have your cake” says Diabetes New Zealanddietician Alison Pask, “but don’t have enough cake for two.” More >>

Christmas waistlines

Friday, 19 December 2008, 2:26 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Gobble, gobble, gobble! The season of fine food, wines, men in red suits and over-eating is upon us. More >>

Diabetes – Now It’s Attacking Our Children

Monday, 17 November 2008, 12:17 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

It’s stealing years from our life expectancy, it's changing our families, and now it’s attacking our children - some as young as eight. It is Type 2 diabetes. New estimates indicate 500 young people aged between 10 and 18 years have the disease ... More >>

The Future for Management of Diabetes is Bleak

Friday, 14 November 2008, 3:59 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

There will be little in the way of healthy futures for people with diabetes says president of Diabetes New Zealand, Mike Smith, following the release of the Government’s Health Targets report for 2007/08, today. More >>

Diabetes Goes Blue for our Children

Thursday, 13 November 2008, 9:34 am | Diabetes New Zealand

The New Brighton Pier in Christchurch will be the first landmark lit blue to mark World Diabetes Day on 14 November, followed by hundreds of other monuments throughout the world in this year’s vigil, which is themed around the impact of diabetes on ... More >>

Type 2 Diabetes Continues to Rise

Friday, 17 October 2008, 3:47 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand has today released the 2008 update on its prognosis for Type 2 Diabetes and it doesn’t make good reading, says President Mike Smith. More >>

Diabetes NZ Auckland Celebrates 50 years

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 9:40 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Next month, Diabetes NZ Auckland will celebrate its golden anniversary with a gala dinner and auction to help raise essential funds for a condition that already affects around 60,000 Auckland families. More >>