Making most of best advice
Living with and preventing diabetes was the essence of an information day organised by South Waikato Pacific Islands Health Committee on Wednesday at St Lukes Church in Tokoroa.
The day attracted about 100 people to the seminars.
Split into small groups they met with experts in several health areas including nutrition, podiatry, cardiac health and arthritis.
Blood glucose level checks were also available.
Run as part of Diabetes Awareness Week the day, in it’s third year, was for those with diabetes, those with friends or family with the disease and those at risk of developing it.
Committee manager Akarere Henry said the day was about teaching people to prevent diabetes or prevent their condition from getting worse.
‘‘I’m really encouraged by today’s turn out,’’ she said.
South Waikato Pacific Islands Health Committee has a fortnightly diabetes support group that meets on Monday mornings.
HEALTHY MESSAGE: The South Waikato Pacific Islands Health Committee’s diabetes information day covered a range of topics.