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Nau Mai Haere Mai,
The Invercargill and Queenstown-based Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust offers
an extensive range of health and social services aimed at connecting whanau with resources,
ideas and energy for wellbeing and independence.
If you or somebody you know could benefit from our support, get in touch today.
Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust:
FREEPHONE 0800 925 242
Operating since 2000 and today employing nearly 50 trained,
experienced and dedicated staff, the trust offers fully
accredited, wholly confidential, professional services
across areas including:
• Smoking Cessation
(in pregnancy, whanau and for individuals)
• Mobile Nursing & Clinics
• Breastfeeding Support
• Rongoa Maori & Mirimiri
(natural health & massage)
• Family Advocacy
• Kaitoko Whanau (Family Support)
Queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
for more services visit
66 Yarrow Street. Ph 214 5260
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am
to 5pm, late night Thursday by
MOBILE NURSING & HEALTH
86 Victoria Avenue, Invercargill.
Ph 214 5123
Shop 34, Retail Centre,
159 Gorge Road, Queenstown
Ph 442 4052.
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
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ISO & Health & Disability Accredited
Te Whare Hou
- 24 hour confidential crisis line
- Safe accommodation for women & children
that are victims of domestic violence
- Community based support
- Education and training programmes
CRISIS LINE (03) 218 9790
P.O. Box 1117 Office Ph (03) 216 1040
Invercargill Fax (03) 216 1045
• Information and support
• Drop in support centre
• 'The Informer' bulletin
• Blood pressure/blood sugar checks
• Membership to Diabetes NZ
• DNZ national magazine
For more information contact your health professional or call:
Diabetes NZ Southland, PO Box 1122, Invercargill
Phone: Secretary Marie (03)217 4938
Field Office June (03)218 3422
Drop in Centre: 151 Gala St, In'gill, Fridays 1.30-3.30 pm
We provide services for people affected by diabetes
What is Diabetes?
There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and
diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes).
People who make no, or very little,
insulin have Type 1 diabetes.
When the immune system
destroys the pancreas it stops making
insulin, leaving the body unable to
produce insulin. Health deteriorates,
with likely rapid weight loss.
People with Type 2 diabetes are still
making insulin but the production is
Many people can have Type 2 diabetes
for several years without realising it.
Not everyone has symptoms.
Being overweight can cause the body
to become resistant to insulin, and can
trigger Type 2 diabetes, even in young
A healthy diet and regular exercise can
help delay the onset of diabetes.
Medication in the form of tablets can
be required to stimulate the pancreas
to make more insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive
condition with the pancreas continuing
to become more sluggish over time,
often leading to an eventual
requirement for insulin injections.
Type 2 diabetes symptoms may
Feeling tired and lacking energy.
Frequently going to the toilet.
Getting frequent infections.
Getting sores that are hard to heal.
Poor eyesight or blurred vision.
Often feeling hungry.
The symptoms get better when your
diabetes is better controlled.
Discuss your family s diabetes risk with
your doctor, especially if loved ones
exhibit any of the symptoms. It is
important they get checked if:
40 years of age or older.
Maori, Pacific Island, Indian or Asian
and 30 years of age or older.
Experienced diabetes during
Have high blood pressure and/or
Had a heart attack or stroke.
The third type of diabetes is
gestational diabetes, when a
pregnant woman has high
levels of glucose in her blood.
High blood glucose occurs
because the mother cannot
produce enough insulin (a
pregnant woman s insulin needs are
two to three times that of someone
who is not pregnant).
Symptoms can disappear once the
baby is born. However diabetes can re-
appear in later life.
One in 20 kiwi women have diabetes
during pregnancy, including those with
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