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Daily Archives: 07/04/2016


Insulin for Life


Many people in most countries of the world who need life-saving insulin cannot obtain it.

Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are donated to recognised organisations in many countries, with agreed monitoring systems, on an ongoing, sustainable basis, and following emergencies. Recipient organisations include children’s diabetes camps, programs involving Australian medical students, Diabetes Associations and clinics.

As for the list of products IFL can take:

Insulin all types – no longer needed, unopened, in-date, with at least 5 months expiry date left on it.

Syringes – no longer needed, in-date, unopened packets with at least 5 months expiry date left on them

Test Strips all types – no longer needed, unopened, in-date with at least 5 months expiry date left on them.

Lancets – no longer needed, unopened, in-date with at least 4-5 months expiry date left on them.
Things they do not need at the moment are meters as below advised, and Pen needles

At this stage the only meters they are accepting are new unused ones not older than 2 years, there seems to be a safety issue regarding used meters, there could be some type of infection risk if they are not cleaned or been used correctly. So at this stage it may be best to dispose them safely. Please note all needles and lancets should be disposed  in appropriate sharps container.
Please bring your supplies to our office in Onehunga at 92-94 Beachcroft Avenue.

Please note we do not recommend sending needles or lancets in the mail.

IFL are currently sending supplies to Fiji

Visit the Insulin for Life website for more information on the programme.


Living Life Well


Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch have the following education events coming up as part of our Living Life Well campaign


Living Life Well with Diabetes long term


We have added one final Living Life Well session for 2016, which will take place on Saturday, September 10th, in Takapuna.







Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch and friends celebrate World Health Day at One Tree Hill

April 7th marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Health Day, which this year focuses on diabetes. To celebrate the day and to raise awareness of what is a significant health issue in Auckland, Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch staff and members of our network met at One Tree Hill to welcome in the day with a #Dawn4Diabetes photograph.

There are nearly 100,000 people living with diabetes in Auckland, with an 8% increase in diagnosis every year. Whether it’s type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch is working hard to raise awareness of diabetes and to help support those living with it.

To read more about World Health Day, you can visit the WHO’s website by clicking here.

If you’d like to get involved with us in raising awareness of diabetes, why not join our team for the Auckland Marathon on October 30th? Places are filling up fast, so click here to get started!

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