Asenati Lole-Taylor will be attending a presentation by Diabetes New Zealand titled 'Diabetes health innovations in New Zealand: good for patients, good for the economy'.
Drastic action including an assault on fatty fast foods and sweet drinks is needed to fight the looming diabetes epidemic says New Zealand First Health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.
Join Barbara and other panelists to review national and global developments in the issue of the expanding waistline, how these should inform public policy and the immediate action required. Friday 7th June, 9.45am-4.30pm
New Zealand First says our fast-food mentality and over-consumption of sugary drinks must be tackled if we are to reverse an impending diabetes epidemic.
New Zealand First says the Government must live up to its health responsibilities and instigate a national strategy to tackle our burgeoning diabetes and obesity epidemics.
The Government’s short-sighted policies are failing to stem New Zealand’s diabetes epidemic, says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.
The news that hundreds of thousands of diabetics will be forced to rely on cheap, untrusted and unknown testing meters from South Korea will have a dire effect on the elderly, warns New Zealand First.
Forcing 200,000 diabetic New Zealanders to use only one form of glucose-testing equipment is draconian and backward looking says New Zealand First Health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.
New Zealand First has called on Pharmac to extend the consultation period over its plan to fund a sole Korean supplier of diabetes test strips from 1st June 2012.
New Zealand First today called on Health Minister Tony Ryall to abandon the introduction of cheap glucose-testing diabetes equipment which is raising grave fears among the elderly.