Mt Eden Rotary QUIZ NIGHT

Where: The Alex Bar & Eatery, Alexandra Park, Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission (One Person): $25.00
  • Table of 6 (Six People): $120.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

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You are invited to Mt Eden Rotary's Quiz Night. Grab your mates and get a team of six together, or just buy a ticket yourself and we'll match you up with a team.

Tickets: $25 Each OR Table of Six $120
Prizes • Cash Bar • Nibbles • Raffles.

Tickets available from:
- Mt Eden Rotary Members.
- Chapter Book & Tea Shop, 442 Mt Eden Rd, T 6232319, E info@chapter.co.nz (contact Frances).
- Eventfinda (booking fees apply).
- Door sales (cash only).

Enquiries: mtedenrotary@gmail.com.

Nett Proceeds to Rotary District 9920 Diabetes Project (diabetes education) & other Rotary programmes.

November is Diabetes Action Month in New Zealand. This annual campaign aims to educate the public around diabetes as a major health issue that affects a quarter of a million New Zealanders.

Diabetes is diagnosed when a person has too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens because the pancreas cannot make enough insulin. People with Type 1 Diabetes face a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. People with Type 2 Diabetes have a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). Everyone needs some glucose in their blood, but if it's too high it can damage your body over time. Type 2 Diabetes is one of the biggest international health challenges in the world. Risk factors for Types 2 Diabetes include family history, pregnancy (gestational Diabetes), lack of exercise, unhealthy eating and obesity.

Almost 27,000 New Zealanders under 40 have Diabetes according to Ministry of Health statistics. This is about 10% of the total of 260,000 – a figure which has itself doubled in 10 years. The complications associated with Diabetes – for example eye damage, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, foot/limb problems, etc. – already cost hundreds of millions each year in health care (and is forecast to top a billion dollars annually), and can shorten a person’s life expectancy by up to 12 years.

The question is – what can we realistically change? And, timingwise, when should we change it? The three relatively easy things to change are: exercise, eating habits and weight. Timingwise, the earlier the better. If someone has just been diagnosed with Diabetes, then diet and exercise changes can reverse this. However, if we leave it too late to change, then the changes may have minimal impact relative to the effort expended.

Rotary District 9920 met with Dr Brandon Orr-Walker (a national Diabetes expert), who strongly encouraged community behaviour change projects and, since that time, the Rotary District 9920 Diabetes Project has focussed on developing education resources targeting at-risk communities with an emphasis on young adults and young parents.

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