Other projects

Urgent Call to Action Diabetes Summit

This event, in partnership with Counties Manukau Health and Royal College of General Practitioners, was run at Waipuna Conference Center in July 2019 for those with an interest in the care of individual with diabetes in Primary Care.

Professor David Simmons presented his preliminary findings from his analysis of 25 years of DCSS Audit data, and a panel of experts was facilitated by RNZ's Kim Hill.

Work continues on creating change based on feedback from the event. For more information contact kpickering@diabetesfoundationaotearoa.nz

DCSS Quality Audit

CLOSED - 2018

The Diabetes Care Support Service (DCSS) audit provided support to GP Practices across Auckland since the early 1990's, helping primary care providers to improve the care delivered to patients with diabetes, or at risk of diabetes.

As of June 2018 Counties Manukau Health reluctantly ceased funding the service. Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa closed the DCSS Audit and commissioned Professor David Simmons and his team to analyse the data. A successful evening presentation of initial findings served as a call to action in July 2019 and work continues on analysis, preparation for publication, and planning for action.

For any questions please contact Karen on 273 9650 or email kpickering@diabetesfoundationaotearoa.nz

Countdown MasterClass

CLOSED - 2015

This pilot programme had funding from Counties Manukau Health and Countdown and was designed by Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa for delivery into selected South Auckland secondary schools. Hosted by celebrity chef Brett MacGregor (winner NZ MasterChef 2010) who designed a range of healthy recipes suitable for the audience of teens in the South Auckland setting, it was well received by students and teachers alike because of it's hands on and down to earth approach. For this programme a mobile kitchen was designed and constructed, supported by new resources, online presence, and 'goodie bags' given out to participants provided containing some basic kitchen items and common spices.

The programme was a finalist in the Community Health and Wellbeing section of the ADHB Health Excellence awards in 2016.