Other projects

Advocacy for New Medications for Type 2 Diabetes!

Currently underway! The first significant change to the Type 2 Treatment landscape in years, this has been a long time in the coming. Jardiance (Empagliflozin) and Trulicity (Dulaglutide) have been approved by Pharmac and prescription has started in the community. If you have type 2 diabetes, or know someone who has it, see here for what you need to know to ask your Health Care Provider whether changing will be of benefit.

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. Two successful presentations of findings at the South Auckland Diabetes Summits in 2019 and 2020 have been made, work continues on analysis, preparation for publication, and Summit 3 is set for 26 August 2021.

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.