A new resource to help you understand and manage diabetes
Pharmac funding announcement: People using an insulin pump may be eligible for a funded Optium meter for ketone testing
If you are a person with diabetes on an insulin pump you may now be eligible for a funded Optium meter for the purpose of blood ketone testing. For more information call PHARMAC on 0800 660 050.
Prediabetes what you can do
How to keep you or someone you love free of type 2 diabetes - for the interactive video click here
Type 2 diabetes is becoming epidemic. Many people have prediabetes and don’t know it. This interactive video takes you through simple steps about what you can do if you are concerned about yourself or someone you love. Know what factors influence how likely it is that someone will get type 2 diabetes. Know what action to take.
Sign up to Just Energy and support Diabetes NZ
A fantastic opportunity to support Diabetes NZ has been made available through Just Energy's Community Support Programme. Sign up to Just Energy and they will pay $30 upfront to the charity of your choice.* They are offering customers who pay on time a prompt payment discount of 19%, 3% of which goes to your chosen charity. This is where you can choose to help Diabetes NZ, by selecting us to receive this generous contribution. You can find out more about this programme here: http://www.justenergy.co.nz/content/community-support
*$30 payable to charity after 60 days of member being a customer of Just Energy.
Purchase a MTA gift card and help Diabetes NZ at the same time!
The Motor Trade Association (MTA) now have a Diabetes NZ gift card. With every purchase of one of these cards, a donation is made to Diabetes NZ.
The gift cards can be used at a range of MTA member organisations. MTA's members range from repair workshops, vehicle sales to service stations.
To purchase a gift card (or to find out more) simply click here and select the Diabetes NZ gift card.
Thank you for your support.
Information for people concerned
about the CareSens blood glucose meter
We know there have been concerns for some about the accuracy of the CareSens blood glucose meter. Please click here to find out more information and what to do if you have concerns.