Diabetes Help Tauranga Youth


Family Camp 2017- Finlay Park


  
                                                  
 Coming up at Diabetes Help Tauranga Youth


Closing date 28th
August (not 20th July as per flyer below)

                                 

P2P - Monthly Parent to Parent Evenings 7-9pm 



Weds 6th Sept -
Dr Barbara Bulkerley (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute) 'Depression in Teens'  
St Enoch's Church Lounge, 16th Ave, Tauranga

Weds 11th Oct - Mark Leydon, Waikato DHB - 'Sports, Diet and Pumps in T1.' SwitchedOn Health & Wellness Centre, 14 Hocking Street, Mount Maunganui (note venue change)



 Other Information

Looking for some reliable websites/advice for your T1 teen?

Check out this info put together by a Diabetes Nurse Practitioner working in youth diabetes in NClick here


Feeback from Family Camp 2017

"Thanks so much for the opportunity to attend the camp. My son had a fantastic time and can't wait for the next one.  He was pushed outside his comfort zone and tried heaps of new things like riding cars, going down a huge waterslide and the flying fox.   I even noticed around the dinner tables on the second day that the children stopped going back to their rooms to do their insulin and blood monitoring and started to do it at the tables so it became the norm which was just neat!"  Parent feedback (2017)


Parental Help

We know most families are very busy; we are also aware that many children and youth with diabetes do not wish to be 'singled out' as having a long term health condition. What we do know, is that parents and children/youth with diabetes often benefit from knowing they are not the only ones dealing with life and diabetes.  From listening to parents, we think its really important to give everyone the opportunity of meeting with others, should they want to. With this in mind, we are looking for parents who are able to come alongside us and help us to plan and organise events for 2017/2018. If you have a few hours a month to spare and can work with others we would love to hear from you.


Parent Buddy Early Response Team

Can you remember what it was like when you found out your child/youth had diabetes? For many if feels like their lives will never be the same. If you would like to form part of an 'early response team' and support newly diagnosed families, then we would love to hear from you. We acknowledge that many parents quickly become 'experts' in type one diabetes, and we know you have a lot to offer other newly diagnosed families. This role however, does not involve giving advice or making clincial suggestions, it involves coming alongside others, listening and offering practical advice. If this is you, and you are willing to undergo training, reference checks and police clearance, then we would love to hear from you. Call our INFOline now on 07 5713422
 

Fundraisers Needed

We are looking for businesses to help sponsor our events for youth activities.  If you have or you know of a business that would sponsor one of our events please contact us.  Costs generally range from $500 - $3,000.  The amount is entirely up to you.  Product sponsorship is also very welcome.
 
In the past we have had a charity auction for a showroom kitchen (on Trademe) which has helped fund the events.  The benefits of any fundraising goes directly back to our kids.   Email: debbie@diabeteshelp.org.nzwith ideas or contacts or opportunities which we can follow up.


Child going to University?

Check out Victoria University's fantastic service to young adults with Type 1 Diabetes or have a chat with our Diabetes Nurse Educator who has worked with young people heading off to Uni!


Wanting to meet other parents/families?

But don't want to do the group thing? Contact: youth@diabeteshelp.org.nz  and we can put you in touch with families with children of similar age or location.


Safety at our Events

We take caring for our children/ youth very seriously and want to ensure that your child/youth remains safe whilst taking part in  any Diabetes Help Tauranga or Diabetes Help Tauranga Youth events.  We have in place a number of Policies/Procedures to ensure we can do this; these include inducting all volunteers, confidentiality policiescomplaints policy and our Vulnerable Child Policy.   If you would like to know more about these Policies/Procedures contact us on 07 5713422.

Looking for information about alcohol, driving and puberty? Check out the Starship Website

 


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