Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
6 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS 18 Noel Burnside Drive (formerly Roscommon Rd), Puhinui Rd End, Wiri South Auckland Store Open 7 Days 9am -- 5.30pm Noel Burnside Dr Burrell Ave Roscom Puhinui Rd Sth Western Mwy 20 www.reducedtoclear.co.nz 100's of grocery products at clearance pricing including: Cadbury chocolates 50% off, drinks, snacks, cleaning products, personal care, dairy, canned products, Extra gum, lollies, iceblocks and MUCH MORE! West Auckland Store Open 7 days 9am-6pm. Late Night Thursday till 8.00pm Unit F, 5 Vitasovich Ave, Waitakere Mega Centre, Henderson. Next door to K Mart Edsel St Edsel St KMart Montel Ave Newington Rd Vitasovich A ve Waitakere Mega Centre Westfield WestCity Great North Rd 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! ITS 99c WEEK AT RTC Specials Valid Thurs 11th to Wed 17th Nov (while stocks last) Macleans Lemon Mint 90gm Toothpaste Red Bull Energy Shot McCoy's Tomato Juice 1Ltr 99c Sanitarium SoGood Chai 1Ltr Cadbury Caramel Chomp Bars 30gm 99c 2 for 99c 2 for Kenco Car Air Fresheners 99c 99c 99c 12 for $7.99 OR 24 for $14.99 Doctor tackles national diabetes care Well informed: Middlemore's Dr Brandon Orr-Walker has been appointed national diabetes clinical director. Photo: SIMON WATTS By MELISSA KINEALY A Counties Manukau doctor has been chosen to make a difference to diabetes health target nationwide. Middlemore Hospital's head of endocrinology and diabetes Dr Brandon Orr- Walker sees patients affected by diabetes and related illnesses at hospital. He's now been appointed national diabetes clinical director by the Ministry of Health. The role follows ministry concerns that the national Diabetes Get Checked pro- gramme is not reaching enough people. Health Minister Tony Ryall says only 55 percent of people diagnosed with diabetes had their free annual check in the 2009-10 year and the minis- try want to see better diag- nosis and management of the disease. In his new position Dr Orr- Walker will meet face-to-face with Mr Ryall to discuss health target issues for dia- betes. He'll also be working along- side 21 health boards, speak- ing with their planners and funders to find out what's working and what's not. About 28 to 29 percent of people with diabetes will be admitted to hospital within a calender year. We want stan- dard care to be best care.'' He hopes his role will help transfer health board success from certain pockets of the country for broader uptake in other areas. He'll also be drawing on his background as medical direc- tor of the Let's Beat Diabetes initiative in Counties Manu- kau. Generally the issues are common but the solutions are different depending on eth- nicity.'' For example, he says health messages can be relayed to the community through channels like churches. The health target for dia- betes is complex and in Counties Manukau there are targets for Pacific, Maori and Pakeha. Diabetes Get Checked is funded by primary health organisations. It enables every New Zealander with diabetes to have access to free annual check-ups, screens for risks and complications and treatment plans. It also updates information in the national diabetes register. Thanks a bunch: Eita Pekipaki accepts the flowers for Emerald Foods. Photo: JESSIE COLQUHOUN This week's Thanks a Bunch goes to Eita Pekipaki on behalf of Emerald Foods in East Tamaki. The company was nominated by Sharnie Hill on behalf of the Timu family. Sharnie writes: ''My brother-in-law Albert Timu worked for Emerald Foods and tragically passed away on September 11 very suddenly. He has left behind a beautiful wife and two gorgeous preschool girls. ''Although he had only worked at Emerald Foods a short amount of time, the respect he had earned has been obvious. He touched so many people's lives that on the day of his funeral Emerald Foods closed down so that his colleagues could attend the service. ''Emerald Foods have been absolutely amazing with their support and abundance of kindness and well wishes. Not only did the colleagues and workmates come to pay their respects, the chief executive and owner also personally came to visit my sister. Colleagues have come to mow lawns, there have been flowers, gifts, clothes and even food delivered. I don't know of many, if any, other companies that would be this supportive and generous. I would greatly appreciate a bunch of flowers being sent to Emerald Foods, in particular the freezer division, as a token of our sincere appre- ciation to the staff for their generosity.'' Hospital tackles diabetes Diabetes Awareness Week runs from November 16 to 22 with the theme Let's Take Control of Diabetes. Resource nurses at Middlemore Hospital are organising education and information campaigns in their wards to make patients and staff more aware of the condition. During the week, there'll be posters about diabetes throughout the hospital for patients, whanau and visitors to view. Resource nurses will also be reviewing the care of patients with diabetes through education sessions with their nursing colleagues, including the latest hospital menu, medi- cation updates and general diabetes management. Around 200,000 New Zea- landers have been diag- nosed with diabetes. See www.betterfuture. co.nz for more information about managing a long- term health condition such as diabetes.
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