Plan for di­a­bet­ics

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A new nu­tri­tion and ac­tiv­ity pro­gramme could help im­prove the health of peo­ple at risk of di­a­betes.

The Choose Change pro­gramme sup­ports peo­ple who have been di­ag­nosed as pre-di­a­betic or with type-2 di­a­betes by pro­vid­ing them with a per­son­alised plan, which in­cludes goal set­ting, nu­tri­tion ad­vice and ex­er­cise op­tions.

Par­tic­i­pants’ progress will then be mon­i­tored over a six-month pe­riod.

The Har­bour Sport Trust has been awarded a $500,000 con­tract to run the pro­gramme, Health Min­is­ter Tony Ryall says.

The trust is part­ner­ing with Sport Auck­land, Sport Waitakere and Coun­ties Manukau Sport to de­liver it.

‘‘The pro­gramme is very com­pre­hen­sive,’’ Ryall says.

‘‘It will give peo­ple the tools to make pos­i­tive changes to their life­style and take con­trol of their own health.’’

The pro­gramme will run from July for 12 months to al­low for three six-month pro­grammes to be de­liv­ered to about 240 peo­ple through­out Auck­land.

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