Learn­ing more about di­a­betes for wha¯ nau

Rotorua Weekender - - News - Shauni James Shauni

Hi ev­ery­one. I hope you are all do­ing well and have had a great week.

I think I may have men­tioned in a pre­vi­ous col­umn that Christ­mas is now just around the cor­ner and I want to be on to it when it comes to Christ­mas presents this year.

And this week I have started do­ing just that!

I have started to plan presents for peo­ple and to go out and buy them.

My friends are pretty sorted and I found it easy to come up with ideas for them.

How­ever, I have a bit of a dilemma in that I have ab­so­lutely no idea what to get for my mother and part­ner.

It feels like I have got into the rut of giv­ing my mother the same sorts of presents over the last cou­ple years, while my part­ner is not one who is big on Christ­mas and gift-giv­ing but this will be our first Christ­mas to­gether.

Do you ever have trou­ble com­ing up with present ideas for peo­ple? And if you have any ideas you could pass on to help a girl out, feel free to flick me an email at week­ender@dai­ly­post.co.nz

This week I found out more about the Wha¯ nau Day be­ing held in Ro­torua for di­a­betes, as well as learn more about di­a­betes it­self.

It is cer­tainly alarm­ing that both Type 1 and Type 2 di­a­betes are on the rise.

For a fun fam­ily day out, along with the chance to learn more about this dis­ease, head along to the World Di­a­betes Wha¯ nau Day next week.

It was also great to find out who the speak­ers are for the next ARTSMAD ses­sion.

There is so much in­spi­ra­tion and so many tal­ented peo­ple in our city work­ing on all sorts of pro­jects. It is great to be able to cel­e­brate that.

To find out more about who will be speak­ing in the up­com­ing event check out the story on the next page.

There are plenty more great things to read about in this week’s edi­tion so I’ll let you get read­ing.

Don’t for­get to keep those thumbs ups and downs and reader’s pho­tos rolling in.

Take care, un­til next time.

Photo / Di­a­betes Ro­torua Branch

Patch (left) who has Type 2 di­a­betes and has lost the sight in one eye and Jerry has Type 1 di­a­betes.

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