Western Leader : November 16th 2010
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It also causes small blood vessels to get "blocked". This can lead to eye problems such as blindness, cardio vascular diseases and even feet or legs needing to be removed (amputation). Obviously it is better to prevent these problems so, if you are diagnosed early enough, your doctor may prescribe tablets to help your body use the insulin you make. It is important to change the food you eat (less sugar, less saturated fats), take the medication and lose weight, as being overweight can cause problems with your body using or making insulin. If the problem is not diagnosed early you may need to go straight onto tablets and insulin. However, even with good management sometimes insulin is needed, as diabetes is a condition that often gets worse as people age. The second most common type of diabetes is type 1 with 10% of people with diabetes having this type. People who have it are not making enough, or any, insulin in their bodies and need to give themselves insulin by injection to replace what their body isn't making. There is no cure for types 1 and 2 diabetes but, with help and education, most people are able to manage their condition successfully. The third type is called gestational diabetes and occurs in 4-8% of pregnancies. Pregnant women need more insulin and some do not make enough. This type of diabetes, unlike types 1 and 2, usually (but not always) disappears after the baby's birth. However, it does leave such mothers vulnerable to diabetes in the future and they need regular checkups. If you have or had another blood member of your family/whanau with diabetes you are at more risk and need regular checkups with your doctor. Maori, Pacific Island people and Asians are also more at risk of developing diabetes. The symptoms of diabetes may include : • tiredness without doing heavy work • passing urine often • feeling thirsty all the time • lack of concentration • unexplained dizziness • trembling or shaking muscles • sweating a lot even when not exercising • blurred eyesight • "fruity" smelling breath • weight loss (due to loss of fluid) Ifyouhave any ofthe symptomslistedabove, get checkedbyyourdoctor or practice nurse.Ifyouhavediabetes they will give the information to help you understand how to "live well with diabetes" and get to see your mokopuna/ grandchildren grow up. Sometimes symptoms do not develop until later in the disease process HealthWEST PHO runs Diabetes Self Management courses for people with Diabetes Type 2, to help you make any necessary changes in your diet and exercise levels. Your doctor or nurse can refer you or you can ring (09) 837 8843 and speak with Denise, Diabetes Education Facilitator. Phone HealthWEST PHO (09) 839 0556 for information on HealthWEST Practices & Ser vices. Advertising Feature well-being Health& Movie night for Al Anon If you're worried about a friend or family mem- ber's drinking, Al-Anon Family Group can help. The organisation is holding a film showing on Saturday to promote its services and to encourage people to come along and get help for their loved ones . When Love is Not Enough, starring Wino- na Ryder and Barry Pep- per, is the story of Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al- Anon whose husband Bill was an alcoholic. He co-founded Alco- holics Anonymous. Al-Anon is a support group for people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drink- ing. It is not the same as Alcoholics Anonymous, which is a group for people who want to stop drinking. Al-Anon member Gil- lian says the group decided to show the film as a starting point for conversation and learn- ing. Afterwards Al-Anon members will share their experiences of problem drinking and alcohol addiction. We're using the movie to bring people in,'' Gil- lian says. It's quite a provoca- tive title which shows that it takes a lot more than love to beat a drinking problem.'' She says alcoholism is a destructive disease which also affects a person's family and friends. Promises are made that aren't kept and money is spent on things that it shouldn't be spent on,'' she says. Gillian welcomes any- one who is concerned about a loved one's drinking along to the event. The film will be shown on Saturday at 7.15pm at the Blockhouse Bay Community Church hall, 76 Dundale Ave, Blockhouse Bay. Call Gillian on 627-9397 or Avril on 625-1469 for information. Birthday wish Whether you remem- ber her from the 16 years she taught at Pomaria School or from the 33 organis- ations she's been a member of, Margaret Jones doesn't want a present or card from you on her 90th birth- day. The veteran teacher and environmental advocate is inviting all past students, friends and acquaintances to celebrate her mile- stone by helping her raise money for a cause close to her heart. In place of personal gifts Mrs Jones wants her well-wishers to donate money to the Project Gro fund. See www.organicnz.org. The fund brings organic gardening into schools around Auck- land. Mrs Jones, a founding member of the Soil and Health Association, says that the community would be much healthier if they ate organic pro- duce. I firmly believe you are what you eat.'' The celebration is from 11am to 11pm on Saturday at the Te Atatu RSA. Monthly market It may be small but the Oratia Settlers Farmers market might just be the ticket for finding unique Christmas presents this year. Established over five years ago the indoor- outdoor market sells many handmade crafts by local artists. Held on the third Sunday of every month opposite Oratia District School the market features garden art, jewellery, collectables, live music and a cafe. Organiser Toni-Kim Thirdmorgansays the predominantly hand- made crafts sets the market apart. It's not a car-boot sale. It's a market where you can by Aunty Mary Corban's handmade jam and pickles. We have a good group of followers and fantastic buskers.'' She says prices are reasonable. Ms Thirdmorgan says the Christmas market on November 27 and the twilight market on December 19 will be great for getting Christ- mas presents. It's the perfect place to find one-off pieces for Christmas and we are one of the last markets to be running. The twilight market is always a special event on our cal- endar and we usually have a great turnout.'' The next market is open from 10am to 2pm this Sunday. Foot fungus really isn't fun You don't have to play sport to contract Athlete's Foot. The name is given to a condition that can cause the skin between the toes to become scaly or flaky, red, itchy and/or to sometimes split. It has been dubbed Athlete's Foot because it is more common among sportsmen and women. According to the DermNet NZ website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society, this is because sports- people: May wear occlusive footwear May sweat heavily May fail to dry their feet carefully after showering May be exposed to fungal spores on the surfaces of communal areas. The arrival of summer -- and the possibility of spending more time at public swimming pools -- means more of us walk barefoot in communal showers and moist areas where fungi spores which can cause Athlete's Foot thrive. Athlete's Foot can be caused by one factor or a combination, such as: Bacterial infection Mould infection Soft corn -- a build-up of thick skin because the toes are pressing against each other Injury e.g. over- vigorous removal of peel- ing skin Skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema Fungal infection (tinea pedis). As described earlier, signs and symptoms can include scaling, flaking, itching and sometimes blisters and cracked skin. Athlete's Foot is usually diagnosed by a doctor or dermatologist through looking at and inspecting the skin. The treatment for Athlete's Foot includes taking care to dry care- fully between your toes, keeping the toes apart using cotton or foam wedge, wearing shoes that are loose around the toes or going barefoot, and applying a topical antifungal cream. DermNet recommends Whitfield's ointment because it removes the surface layer of moist peeling skin and eliminates bacteria and fungi. Other sites of fungal infection needed to be treated and relapses con- trolled by using anti- fungal foot powder. If the condition does not respond to treat- ment, you may be sent for further tests. If it turns out there is no infection or the prescribed treatment doesn't control symp- toms, an underlying skin condition could be responsible. Visit www.dermnetnz.org for more information on a variety of skin conditions and disorders.
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