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Jumpstart is helping people change their lives, for the better. Sometimes we like to jump up and down and share our news with you! Check out our news library below.

1000 Participants

1000 Participants

Jumpstart, the national diabetes health and lifestyle programme created by the YMCA Auckland and healthcare company Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd, has reached a milestone this week with it’s 1000th participant signing up.

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Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA.  

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

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.

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The Invercargill Eye | Addressing Diabetes in South

Walking up the stairs without holding onto the railing might not be much to some, but for Maureen Calvert it is everything.

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The Southland Times | Southlanders Find Diabetes Isolating

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.

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YMCA Helping Invercargill fight Diabetes

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.

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