Eleven people graduated from Jumpstart in April at the YMCA Cameron Pools, Mt Roskill joining over 950 other Kiwis who have already completed the 10-week diabetes health management programme across the country in the last three years.
For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.
Well South long-term conditions community nurse Rebecca Grant and YMCA targeted health programme co-ordinator Peta McMillan at the Jumpstart launch on Monday evening. Amber-Leigh Woolf reports for The Southland Times on March 14 2017.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Ruby Spinks reports: With one in four New Zealanders being diabetic or having pre-diabetes.The YMCA is rolling out a programme to help people prevent and manage the disease, and registration is now open for the Invercargill group.