Central Leader : November 17th 2010
6 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 Help us turn on our Christmas Office Lights with Inga Tuigamala Friday2Dec7-8pm 1282DominionRd,MtRoskill For more info please contact the office : firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 629 4982 GETJOHNKEY'SNEWSLETTER www.johnkey.co.nz www.national.org.nz Dr Jackie Blue MP Inga Tuigamala Save on designer frames! Phone us today on 525 1516 Cnr Great South Rd & Rockfield Rd Greenlane 3137093AG Your One Stop Party Shop 3158391AA Visit our website and SHOP ONLINE www. partyplanetnz.com Come and see us at: 7 Trading Place, Henderson CBD (Behind Unitec & Library) Phone: (09) 838 7335 LayBy NOW and pick up later (conditions apply) • 20 - 50% off on all Balloon Decorations (excluding Helium Balloons) • 20 - 50% off on Special Occasions Partyware • 20 - Helium Balloons & Bouncy Castle Hire $165 Crazy November Specials !!!!! Hurry.... Don't Miss Out!!! 3158391AI Over 50 years living with diabetes By CARLY TAWHIAO Sweet as: Diabetic Suzanne Howley has been regulating her blood sugar levels through diet management and insulin injections for 58 years. She advocates healthy eating and exercising as part of the Stay Sweet As campaign for Diabetes Awareness Week which kicked off yesterday. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Through healthy eating, insulin therapy and plenty of exercise diabetic Suzanne Howley can do everything we take for granted. The 64-year-old was just six when she was diagnosed with type one diabetes. At the time her aunt, who was also a diabetic, spotted the signs which included drinking lots of water. She was taken to hospital and from then on controlling what she ate, injections of insulin three times a day and blood tests became a normal part of life. My parents must have had the realisation that they had a child that was going to change her life and their lives forever. As a kid I didn't realise that until later. Poor mum had to practise giving injections into an orange. You never get used to them.'' Despite her managed diet and insulin therapy the One Tree Hill resident tries to lead a normal life. As long as her glucose levels are up, she can drive her car, travel the world or go fishing on Waiheke Island. She is looking forward to tomorrow's luncheon for people that've used insulin to treat diabetes for more than 50 years, hosted by Diabetes Auckland at its Mt Eden base. The event marks Diabetes Awareness Week. This year's theme is Stay Sweet As and is focused on healthy eating and exercise. The week runs until November 22. Nothing stops you -- you can do anything you want. Living is eating so we're con- trolled by our food intake. And you must keep fit. I'm quite happy with it. It's never a problem.'' Then again, neither was her kidney transplant in the 1980s or triple bypass heart surgery a couple of years ago. However she is concerned by the alarming health stat- istics that calculate diabetes as a problem for more than 200,000 Kiwis. This does not include the substantial amount of people who it is estimated are unaware they have the disease. People just have to go and have a medical check, once a year at least,'' Ms Howley says. We're lucky we've got these clinics and they keep and eye on you. But you have to look after yourself. You can't expect anyone else to,'' Ms Howley says. New Zealand comes sec- ond, behind the United States, for having the highest number of people with dia- betes in the world. Health Minister Tony Ryall says type two diabetes, which is linked to obesity, is the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease. However rates of both type one and two diabetes are increasing, particularly in children. Visit www.diabetesauck land.org.nz to find out more about meal plans and exer- cise tips as well as compe- tition giveaways and activity listings. NZ Post delivers Almost 23 trucks and trailers' worth of stamped envelopes are being given away to Auckland charities this month. As part of the com- munity post programme, New Zealand Post is donating 277,307 post- age-paid envelopes to charities around the city. Groups such as the School Dental Foun- dation and Stuttering Treatment will receive the mail to use however they like. Nationwide, more than 6000 community organ- isations will receive the envelopes.
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