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The 'Become your own food expert' workshop, hosted by Waikato DHB community dietitians on Wednesday 14th September, was a great success!
The workshop was for patients with type 2 diabetes (with an HbA1c over 65) and provided practical tips to help them take control of their eating and health.
Given that there is an increasing number of people with Type 2 diabetes, there needs to be new and innovative ways of providing information that is practical, based on research and useful.
Workshop participants came from all across the Waikato - as far as Thames, Morrinsville, Kihikihi, Te Awamutu and Hamilton.
Feedback was extremely positive from all participants. All of them went away with at least one goal that they plan on achieving before Christmas.
The dietetic team will check in with each participant regularly over the next three months, and check results again just prior to the festive season.