Kōrero: Pacific Island health

Managing diabetes (2 o 2)

Managing diabetes

In 2007 51-year-old Vaiaeri Vaevae (left) had Type 2 diabetes. With an improved diet, more exercise and the help of his pastor, Alfred Ngaro (right), he lost 14 kilograms. He then organised a Cook Island exercise class which combined Pacific and modern aerobic moves. Vaiaeri now looked forward to a healthier, prolonged life, and to being around for his grandchildren.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Steven McNicholl

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Diseases and disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27756/managing-diabetes (accessed 25 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Colin Tukuitonga, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Jan 2019