The Otago Southland Diabetes Research Trust is once again marking World Diabetes Day on Wednesday 14 November 2018. For more information on this check out the International Diabetes Federation website.
There are many more people who are pre-diabetic. For these people early identification and management may mean the disease never develops. And isn't that a great goal! So come along and find out if you're one of these people.
To reach out to as many people as possible we're taking one of our events to the PAK'nSAVE supermarket in South Dunedin, as well as these pharmacies:
- Unichem Taieri, 2 Factory Rd, Mosgiel
- Antidote South, 132 Hillside Rd (Sth City Mall)
- Antidote MacAndrew, 98 Macandrew Rd
- Antidote Shop G10a, 283 George St
- Antidote Gardens, 1 Gardens shopping mall
- Antidote North, 15 David St
- Antidote Central, 245 George St
- Antidote Octagon, 2 George St
- Roslyn Care Pharm, 287a Roslyn Village
- Bayliss the Chemist, 267 King Edward St
- Mornington Pharm, 170 Eglinton Rd
We'll be at the PAK'nSAVE supermarket in South Dunedin from 10 - 3.30pm to test your blood sugar level. High sugar levels are a possible indicator of diabetes and warrant a check with your GP. Early identification and treatment is one of the best ways to manage diabetes so come along and see what your level is. You can also learn more about diabetes and pick up some useful information. Diabetes Otago will be on site with lots of good advice and a range of their products and equipment.
And if you're wondering why Dunedin has turned blue over the week around World Diabetes Day, the reason is that many major buildings around the world are lit up blue to mark World Diabetes Day and we think it's a grand way to put diabetes out there and raise diabetes awareness.
We welcome your involvement in World Diabetes Day. Please join us for any or all of our events.