Diabetes is the fastest growing long-term health condition in New Zealand.
- 307,000 diagnosed with diabetes
- 100,000 estimated to have pre-diabetes
- Māori 3 times more likely than non-Māori
- 1 in 3 Pacific adults aged 45yrs or over has diabetes
- 90% of people diagnosed have Type 2. In many cases type 2 diabetes can be better managed through physical activity and a healthy diet
- 1 in 4 people in NZ are estimated to have prediabetes
- 40 people in NZ are diagnosed with diabetes each day
These are quite worrying statistics. For further information, here is the link to the Diabetes NZ website
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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