Mak­ing most of best ad­vice

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By MATHEW GROCOTT

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.

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