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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Shauna's Jumpstart journey in her own words.

My doctor said that I might need to go on Statins if I could not reduce my cholesterol. I decided to call in at the YMCA and ask about the Jumpstart programme and started the programme on 21st May

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Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly. 

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Jumpstarters graduate in Mt Roskill

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.

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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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Meet Josephine

What started out as being a friendly support, resulted in her joining the Jumpstart programme...

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Joanne Currey Listing

Meet Joanne

At the end of 2014, Joanne Currey received life-changing news. She had been diagnosed with diabetes, and told she was a “walking time bomb”.

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Meet Iona

The day after Iona Liddell had a heart attack, she was diagnosed with diabetes. It came to her as a huge shock.

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Meet Tina

Feeling unhealthy and unhappy with how she was living, Tina Devi knew it was time to make a change. Read her inspiring story.

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Meet Steve

Steve's advice for other’s, "Starting exercise is the hardest part and needs the most motivation. Start at a light intensity to build a strong foundation".

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Meet Jason

Watch how Jumpstart helped change Jason's attitude towards his health with type 2 diabetes.

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