It's about time we all took action for diabetes in one way or another, according to this year’s Diabetes Action Month.
This month we’re doing our bit to raise awareness of all types of diabetes among New Zealanders and supporting people affected by this long-term condition.
Did you know that 80% of cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable? Despite that, it’s the largest and fastest growing health issue we face in New Zealand; it is estimated that there are 100,000 people undiagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Explore our wide range of resources designed to help prevent type 2 diabetes and improve the health and wellbeing of those who develop it.
How to avoid pressure sores
If you spend a long time in one position, such as being confined to bed or in a wheelchair, you're at risk of developing pressure sores. Also known as pressure injuries or bed sores, these preventable injuries can generally be avoided by following these5 key steps.
Are you taking lamotrigine?
If you are taking lamotrigine, a medicine used to treat epilepsy and some mental health conditions, you may be concerned about the recent brand change. Although your tablets may look different, you’re still receiving the same medicine. However, if something doesn’t seem right, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Get the good oil on omega-3
Omega 3 fatty acids are important as part of a healthy balanced diet. Find out how to include foods high in omega 3s and what to look for in supplements.
There's an app for that!
Protect your privacy when using apps
Most of us don’t think twice about giving away our personal data when signing up for a new health app, but it pays to be cautious. Different apps have different policies regarding how personal information is collected and used – some are less in your favour than others. Find out how to protect your privacy when using apps.
Video of the month
Wellbeing, one day at a time
Health Navigator consumer representative and cultural advisor Merle Samuels shares tips for managing long-term conditions.
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