Diabetes Action Month – November 2018


Through a month of action, Diabetes NZ will raise awareness and encourage action to challenge Kiwis to ‘Act Now To Live Well’.

This year we are be busting the myths about diabetes by looking at how common misconceptions and judgement can affect people living with diabetes. We will encourage all New Zealanders to learn more about diabetes in order to understand how to support those living with diabetes in their whanau or community. And we are challenging Kiwis to take action to live well through healthy eating, regular physical activity and establishing a support network to create better habits together which will help reduce the risk of or manage the symptoms of diabetes.

Diabetes NZ releases ground-breaking survey on diabetes stigma

We have announced the results from The Diabetes NZ Stigma Survey. The perceptions and stigma around diabetes can prevent people from seeking help, support and treatment. We want this to stop. Read the media release results of this survey here. For more information on the survey or for media contact please email jo@diabetes.org.nz

Eat Well Live Well Recipe Book – out now!

Diabetes NZ alongside some of New Zealand's best chef's and celebrities, have contributed our favourite recipes in one book. They are all designed to be family friendly, healthy, delicious and suitable for people with diabetes! Keep an eye out for the recipe book in stores or available to purchase here

On World Diabetes Day, Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Health and President of Diabetes New Zealand Deb Connor are officially launching the new recipe book at Parliament. The Parliament function marks the launch of a new resource for not only the Diabetes NZ community, but any Kiwi whanau looking for healthy and delicious recipes, so they can Act Now to Live Well.

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Diabetes NZ and Mr Vintage tee up

This year, we have teamed up with Mr Vintage to create a Diabetes NZ ChariTee and Tote Bag. Everyone with diabetes needs aroha (love), whanau (family) and tautoko (support) to act now to live well.

To order one to wear to support Diabetes NZ this Diabetes Action Month, click here.

Diabetes Action Month events in your area

Diabetes New Zealand branches around the country will be holding local community events throughout November.

To check out what’s happening in your local area, click here.

Some of the key dates through November include:

  • 1 November – Launch of Diabetes Action Month

  • 12 November – ‘Eat Well Live Well’ Diabetes NZ Recipe Book Launch

  • 14 November – World Diabetes Day (2018 theme: Diabetes and The Family)

  • 17 November – Diabetes NZ Annual Conference (Keynote Speaker: Dr Lance O’Sullivan)

Diabetes Action Month resources

Diabetes NZ have a variety of resources to support you this Diabetes Action Month.

For our latest brochure, click here

For digital assets, click below;
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Please note: social assets are to be used between the 1st to the 30th of November 2018 only

For logos, click below;
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Act Now to Live Well

Olivia Deadman