Sup­port group for lo­cal di­a­bet­ics

Central and North Burnett Times - - DIABETES AWARENESS - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

BIGGEN­DEN has its own Di­a­betes Sup­port Group.

Formed in May, in­for­ma­tion morn­ings are be­ing held on the last Fri­day monthly in the con­fer­ence room of Biggen­den Place.

Hosted by the Mun­dub­bera Community De­vel­op­ment and co-or­di­nated by Biggen­den Aged Care’s Eleanor Liston and Biggen­den-Gayn­dah Blue Care’s Melinda McIn­tyre, the morn­ings are at­tract­ing an av­er­age of 15 res­i­dents.

Mrs Liston said clin­i­cal nurse Lyn Heaton had shared hints and hand­outs and dis­cussed por­tion sizes, low GI foods and healthy eat­ing al­ter­na­tives.

She said mem­bers had been en­joy­ing the morn­ings and it was an op­por­tu­nity for them to dis­cuss any prob­lems they had with their Type 1 or Type 2 di­a­betes.

“For ex­am­ple, in Oc­to­ber, the group looked at Christ­mas cakes and other treats which would be suit­able fare for di­a­bet­ics,” she said.

Photo: Erica Mur­ree

EAT­ING FOR DI­A­BETES: A di­a­betes group has been formed and meets monthly at Biggen­den Place. At one of the get-to­geth­ers were Eleanor Liston and Eva Pa­ton with Mun­dub­bera Community De­vel­op­ment’s John Sharp and Phil Pow­ell.

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