Supporting World Diabetes Day – Diabetes NZ
14 November 2021
‘Together we can help Kiwis with Diabetes live well.’
Diabetes NZ’s mission is to ‘lead, champion and advocate for change to reduce the incidence of diabetes, improved diabetes health care, and empower those affected by or at risk of diabetes to lead healthy, active lives.’ Diabetes NZ has been supporting Kiwis with information and resources to help identify and manage diabetes symptoms for more than 50 years.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, that lets glucose pass from the blood stream into the cells of the body, in order to produce energy. Not being able to produce insulin, or use it effectively, leads to raised glucose levels in the blood. Long-term effects of high glucose levels are damage to the body, and failure of various organs and tissues.
Phoenix chose Diabetes NZ as her charity of choice
This year, Sunday the 14th of November was World Diabetes Day, and November is also Diabetes Action Month. We wanted to do our bit by getting involved in this awesome initiative, which helps this charity continue to represent and support people with Diabetes.