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Education the key to help halt diabetes

Date posted: 14 April 2016

Women from the remote community of Pormpuraaw in Cape York, Queensland, gathered in the lead up to Thursday 7 April, World Health Day, to talk about diabetes and highlight the importance of nutrition and physical activity.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council healthy lifestyles and diabetes workers with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation held a women's group gathering to educate women on how they can be part of prevention and management of diabetes.

Apunipima's Diabetes Nurse Educator, Cath Dowey, said the women's health and wellbeing awareness evening focused on social wellbeing activities with the key message about diabetes.

'We spoke about healthy lifestyle choices including how to provide healthy choices for kids with simple lunch box and snack ideas and how women can encourage their children to have water instead of sugary drinks,' Ms Dowey said.

Source: Apunipima Cape York Health Council news


Last updated: 14 April 2016
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