Making a plan with your GP or Practice Nurse on how to manage your asthma is the best way to live a full and active life. Linked to our focus on managing asthma is our Smoke Cessation programmes.
Having diabetes means you need to take greater care of yourself. There’s more to it than just blood sugar – other health risks are raised as well. Find out if you have a high risk of having or developing diabetes: Do any two of these fit you?
Maori, Asian, Middle Eastern or Pacific Island descent – aged 30 years or older
European descent – aged 40 years of age or older
Diabetes in your family (Grandparents, parents, brothers or sisters)
Overweight (especially if you carry most of your weight around your waist)
Diagnosed as having Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)
Have had gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy)
If so, you should have your blood glucose tested by a health professional once every year and make the following changes to reduce your risk:
Stay physically active and get regular daily exercise (walking is good)
Eat healthy food
Keep your weight in a healthy range
Enhanced Care Plus
Enhanced Care Plus is a primary care initiative funded by the Ministry of Health. The programme is designed to enhance care for patients who have high health needs with a one-on-one consultation with a support nurse. This will help empower people to manage their chronic illnesses. A designated nurse will work with you to help you achieve your goals. Goals are set and a care plan is developed for each patient. There is a strong focus on education and preventative care. Please contact one of our nurses if you would like to know more about this programme.
Are you at risk of cardiovascular disease?
Family history of cardiovascular disease
Smoker or ex-smoker
High blood pressure
Your lipid profile (raised cholesterol)
Increased Body Mass Index or central obesity
Diabetes or family history of diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Cardiovascular risk assessments – who should be screened?
Maori, Pacific Islanders and people from the Indian subcontinent – From age 35 Years
People with known cardiovascular risk factors or at high risk of developing diabetes – From age 35 Years
People without known cardiovascular risk factors who are not Maori, Pacific or from the Indian subcontinent- From 45 Years
Maori, Pacific Islanders and people from the Indian subcontinent – From age 45 Years
People with known cardiovascular risk factors or at high risk of developing diabetes – From age 45 Years
People without known cardiovascular risk factors who are not Maori, Pacific or from the Indian subcontinent – From age 55 Years