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Diabetes New Zealand - Latest News [Page 3]

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 >>

Long-term initiative from Western Pacific Congress

Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 9:57 am | Diabetes New Zealand

One of the successes from the recent International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Western Pacific Region Congress held in Wellington has been the launch of Parliamentarians for Diabetes in the Western Pacific Region More >>

Huge international interest in NZ Congress

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 11:51 am | Diabetes New Zealand

The current number of delegates registered for the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Congress in Wellington, New Zealand, from 30 March to 2 April is now over 1,700. This makes the Congress one of the biggest health-related conferences ... More >>

Timelines needed for QIP

Friday, 22 February 2008, 12:36 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand welcomes the release of the national Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Quality Improvement Plan. The national organisation for people affected by diabetes agrees with the Ministry of Health that this is an important step towards ... More >>

More family funding needed for Type 1 diabetes

Monday, 19 November 2007, 10:11 am | Diabetes New Zealand

Following the Australian government’s recent pledge of increased funding to support a national insulin pump grants programme for Australian children with Type 1 diabetes, Diabetes New Zealand and Diabetes Youth New Zealand are calling for greater funding ... More >>

Diabetes Epidemic Intensifies

Saturday, 5 May 2007, 3:50 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE 5 May 2007 Diabetes Epidemic Intensifies Diabetes New Zealand is predicting that the cost of the type 2 diabetes epidemic to the health sector will reach $1.6 billion a year by 2021 which will consume an estimated 15% of Vote Health. Currently ... More >>

Diabetes NZ Urges Vigilance in Oral Health

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 10:13 am | Diabetes New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE Embargoed until Tuesday 21st November 2006 Diabetes NZ Urges Vigilance in Oral Health Diabetes New Zealand is this week highlighting the significance of oral health in reducing the risk of diabetes complications, as part of Diabetes Awareness ... More >>

Increasing Toll from Diabetes is Frightening

Friday, 17 November 2006, 9:44 am | Diabetes New Zealand

The destructive impact of diabetes on individuals, families, communities and whole populations is the clear message Murray Dear, President of Diabetes New Zealand, has brought back from the “Diabetes in Indigenous People’s Forum” which he ... More >>

Increasing Toll from Diabetes is Frightening

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 5:21 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

The destructive impact of diabetes on individuals, families, communities and whole populations is the clear message Murray Dear, President of Diabetes New Zealand, has brought back from the “Diabetes in Indigenous People’s Forum” which he ... More >>

Diabetes NZ Welcomes Obesity Package

Friday, 22 September 2006, 2:18 pm | Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand has welcomed the Government’s $67 million ‘Mission-On’ package of initiatives to fight obesity. “Diabetes NZ has been calling for action to confront the obesity epidemic and Type 2 diabetes for years and the Mission-On ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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