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Manawatu Horowhenua Tararua Diabetes Trust

Health on Main
575 Main Street
P.O Box 570
Palmerston North

Tel: (06) 357 5992
Fax: (06) 357 5993
E-mail: admin@diabetestrust.org.nz
Website: www.diabetes.org.nz

Office hours:
8.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Thursday
Varied hours on Friday

Staff:

Administrator/Secretary
Tel: (06) 357 5992
E-mail: admin@diabetestrust.org.nz

Education
Jacqui Thompson, NZRN, Clinical Manager

Tel: (06) 357 5992
E-mail: jacqui@diabetestrust.org.nz

Youth Coordinator
Andrea Bell
Tel:
(06) 357 5992
E-mail: youth@diabetestrust.org.nz

Kia Ora, I am the Youth Co Ordinator at the Manawatu Horowhenua Tararua Diabetes Trust situated at Health on Main Street, Palmerston North.

My service provides support and advocacy for children/youth under the age of 25 years who have diabetes and their families.

I organise social activities for families with children/youth who have diabetes.  In the past year some of these have included Lazertag, Flip City and Inflatable World.

The Trust also organises a Family camp once a year and a Youth camp bi-annually. The Youth camp is a camp for children with diabetes (between the ages of 8-13yrs) and is overseen by a medical team. The children take part in outdoor activities whilst learning how to better self-manage their diabetes – all within the context of having fun!

We also hold Parent / Whanau Support groups enabling parents/whanau to meet others who are walking the same path. These are held regularly in Levin, Feilding, Palmerston North and Whanganui.

For the older youth Year 9 and up we have “get togethers” at Youthspace in Palmerston North. These are usually held on a Friday night and give teens and young adults a chance to hang out, socialise and for once feel they are not alone!  Other events are also organised such as Go-Karts / Ten Pin Bowling.

For young adults 18-30yrs we organise a couple of dinners and “get togethers” at cafes during the year.

If any of these activities appeal to you or family/youth please feel free to contact me.

 

I am also available to come and meet you, your child/and or youth either in your home or in our office and support you in any way I can.  I look forward to meeting you.

Andrea Bell

Youth Co-ordinator 

Services:

Based in Palmerston North the Trust was established in 2000. Currently the Trust has contracts to provide education courses for persons with diabetes.

It also supplies Diabetes Information Kits to all GPs within MidCentral Health district for supply to persons newly diagnosed.

The Trust is also contracted to provide a selection of activities for children, youth, young adults and their families to enable better self management of their diabetes.
Children & Youth Camps (7-13 years)
Teenage Weekends (14-17 years)
Young Adult Activities (18-25 years)
Family Camps
Barnaby Days - Family days
Chipmunk Days (Under 5 years)

Medical support is available as required and activities are designed to improve self management by the person with diabetes when undertaking rigorous activities.

Currently the Trust is contracted to provide services to some Health Boards in the lower North Island. Others DHBs or Health Providers may contract services from the Trust.

Healthy Living Courses
"Healthy Living" Diabetes Management Course is held in 3 modules. Whilst it is preferable all sessions are attended individual modules may be chosen if desired. The content of each module includes

Module 1
- A basic guide to diabetes & role of the Diabetes Team, incl GPs,other health professionals and support services.
- Testing, understanding results & medication

Module 2
- Healthy eating, meal planning. Fats, sugars & carbohydrates.
- Supermarket tour with dietitian & menu
- planning and label reading.

Module 3
- Care of the feet
- Management to prevent complications, health & exercise, renal failure, neuropathy and eye conditions.

Upcoming Courses

GOT DIABETES: GET EDUCATED FREE 2017

The full “Healthy Living” Diabetes Management Course is held in 3 modules. Whilst it is preferable all sessions are attended individual modules may be chosen if desired.

On modules 1 & 3, tea, coffee and a snack will be provided.

Module 2 involves some time at the venue before going on to a supermarket.

The content of each module includes:

Module 1

  • A basic guide to diabetes & role of the “Diabetes Team”, GPs, and other health professionals and support services.
  • Testing, understanding results, medication, sick day management

Module 2

  • Healthy eating, meal planning, fats, sugars & carbohydrates.
  • Supermarket tour with dietitian
  • Menu planning and label reading.

Module 3

  • Care of the feet
  • Management to prevent complications
  • Cardiovascular, Kidney disease, neuropathy and eye conditions.
  • Recognition and management of high and low blood glucose levels

To ensure catering and course literature is sufficient enrolment is necessary. We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact us for more information


Diabetes Healthy Food Choices and Label Reading 2017

Wondering what you can eat when you have Diabetes? If so, these fun & informative sessions could be for you.

FREE “Healthy food Choices” & “Label Reading” modules are being offered.

Venue: Health on Main, 575 Main Street, Palmerston North.

Dates: Tuesday 7 March, 6 June, 12 September & 5 December

Time: 12 - 1.30pm

(All sessions have the same content)

 

GOT PreDiabetes? GET EDUCATED FREE 2017

Wondering what you can do?

Learn: What is prediabetes?
Learn: How you can manage this AND
Learn: How you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Venue: Health on Main, 575 Main Street, Palmerston North

Sessions will be held on: 
Tuesday -  31 January, Tues 7 March,  Wednesday 12 April,  Tuesday 4 July,  Monday 11 September, Wednesday 25 October,   Monday 11 December.     

(All sessions have the same content)
5.30PM —7.00PM


CARBOHYDRATE AWARENESS 2017 (Day sessions 10am - 12pm, Evening 5.30 - 7.30)

Venue: Health on Main, 575 Main Street, Palmerston North

DATES: 14 March 5.30pm, 16 May 10am, 1 August 5.30pm & 16 October 5.30pm

Levin - Horowhenua Health Centre, Liverpool Street, Levin

DATES: 5 April 5.30pm & 9 August 10am

 

 

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