ABOUT DIABETES CHRISTCHURCH

Barnaby Bee was developed by Diabetes Christchurch to raise AWARENESS about diabetes and he carries the Diabetes “Bee Aware” emblem on his wings.

We 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, and sponsorship.

We also have numerous volunteers who help at our diabetes information stalls, at the A & P Show and Ellesmere Show, hospital stall and various health expos, as well as other activities throughout the year and especially during Diabetes Awareness Week in November each year.

We write 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 many 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 provide a needle disposal service (  $2 per litre ) 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 on Friday mornings~ 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.

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CALENDER OF EVENTS
May
11
Tue
Podiatry with Louise @ Diabetes Christchurch
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm

Toenail clipping service by podiatrist Louise Nixon.

$38 for a member – slightly more for a first appointment as it takes longer.

Please phone for an appointment

May
14
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
May 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

May
21
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
May 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

May
25
Tue
Podiatry with Louise @ Diabetes Christchurch
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm

Toenail clipping service by podiatrist Louise Nixon.

$38 for a member – slightly more for a first appointment as it takes longer.

Please phone for an appointment

May
28
Fri
Armchair Exercise Group @ Diabetes Christchurch
May 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

 

This class has been developed to help introduce regular and enjoyable exercise to people with diabetes.

Class is taken by Janet Straight

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes

 

 

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