ABOUT DIABETES CHRISTCHURCH
Barnaby Bee has been developed by Diabetes Christchurch to raise AWARENESS about diabetes and we carry the Diabetes “Bee Aware” emblem on our wings. We are a fun way of attracting donations and raising funds for people with diabetes to help provide: support for our members, community education and awareness programmes, brochures, information leaflets and resources about diabetes, support for research, advocacy and lobbying for people with diabetes, sponsorship and camps.
We also have numerous volunteers to help at our diabetes information stalls, at the A & P Show and Ellesmere Show, hospital stall and various health expos, as well as helping with photocopying and during our Diabetes Awareness Week in November each year.
We write various submissions to the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC, as well as lobbying and advocating to the CDHB on local issues for people with diabetes.
The committee meets on the last Monday of each month to organise awareness events, market day sales, opening meetings, as well as various fundraising projects to support our 1100+ members. We collaborate with Diabetes Youth Canterbury, and are interactively involved with various other professional diabetes service providers as well as with many other like-minded associated community groups and organisations.
We also provide a needle disposal service ( free if you are replacing your approved container or $2 per litre in your own container) and stock the full range of replacement insulin pens and log books.
Diabetes Christchurch also provides a range of aged related support groups who meet monthly and we have an armchair exercise group who meet each week ~ you are most welcome to attend any of these. We have a a large variety of diabetes information leaflets and brochures, diabetes recipe books, diabetes educational material and videos available.
CALENDER OF EVENTS
Come join us for morning tea, a chat and play time for the kids.
For our August meeting we are pleased to welcome Maureen Watkins – speaking on her experiences working on various radio stations.
Start time is 1:30pm
We rely heavily on donations to carry out our work, and every bit helps. Make a donation to Diabetes Christchurch now!
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