Free diabetes workshop for Nepalese

Build the confidence of looking after yourself!

As they all say health is wealth, keeping the slogan on the mind, Diabetes NSW & has taken the initiation to conduct a free diabetes workshop as, “Communities Diabetics Program (Nepali)” at Canterbury Leagues Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore on March 7, 2020.

The program is dedicated to the Nepalese community residing in Belmore. The agenda concentrates on the individual looking forward to changing their lifestyle through a small act. The one-day program is oriented to understanding diabetes, living a healthy lifestyle, delaying the complications of diabetics and the consequences of living under diabetics.

As per the report released by the diabetes NSW & ACT, people in the Nepalese community are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Katie Allison, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Project Officer, NSW & ACT, states,

“We are excited to be running a free workshop for the Nepali community. Unfortunately, we know the rates of type 2 diabetes are higher among the Nepali community.  We hope that the workshop will be an opportunity for community members to learn more about diabetes as well as ask health professionals questions they may be wondering. The workshop covers topics including what is diabetes, healthy eating, physical activity, recommended check-ups and accessing health services.”

The program is FREE for people who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetics (not using insulin) and to people who are at the risk of getting one.

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Before joining the “Communities Diabetics Program” understand Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong affecting disease which seeks for insulin resistance. People in the mid-aged or older are likely to suffer, therefore it is also known as adult-onset diabetes which is characterized by high blood pressure.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are mild in nature, so any individual gripped from the disease won’t successfully notice. The symptoms include:

  • Fatigue/feeling worn out
  • Wounds that don’t heal
  • Yeast infections that keep coming back
  • Weight loss without trying
  • Irritation or coldness in your hands or feet
  • Being cranky, and facing blur vision
  • Feeling thirsty and peeing a lot.

Causes of Diabetes Type 2

Whatever food your intake gets converted to glucose as the pancreas turns the cells into glucose. At first, the pancreas tries to convert insulin to glucose, but later it fails to keep up and hence starts to build glucose in the blood. Usually, the major causes of Type 2 diabetes are:

  • Genetical inheritance
  • Additional weight (overweight)
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Excessive production of glucose from the liver.
  • Broken beta-cell

Risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes

There are certain factors that may cause risk to Type 2 diabetes. Some of these are related to age factor (40 or older), family inheritance, ethnicity (Indian, Nepali, African, American).

We believe one has understood the flairs and risks associated with Type 2 diabetics. To join 2020, March 7th (Saturday) workshop booking is essential. Call 1300 342 238 or visit diabetesnsw.com.au events to book now!

Writer : Pabitra Dhakal

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