Tasmanian Times


Living Well with Diabetes

Diabetes Tasmania will once again be holding their annual informative event Living Well with Diabetes at Blundstone Arena this weekend.

Boasting interactive information sessions, Living Well with Diabetes is designed to assist the more than 82,000 Tasmanians who either live with diabetes, have a high risk of developing diabetes, as well as those living with undiagnosed diabetes, to live full and healthy lives.

The event will host a number of guest speakers including Accredited Practicing Dietician Laura Scott, Exercise Physiologist Bethany Cane, Credentialled Diabetes Educator Myles Clarkson Fletcher along with representatives from both Australian Hearing and the Royal Hobart Hospital Podiatry Department.

Tickets are $10 and include a light lunch and refreshments. Registration for the event will commence at 9:30am with sessions running from 10am until 2:30pm.

To book or for more information please call 6215 9000 – bookings are essential.
Bonnie Whitton

Author Credits: [show_post_categories parent="no" parentcategory="writers" show = "category" hyperlink="yes"]


  1. Russell

    June 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Re #2 … Diet has a lot to do with every sickness. Eating poisons can only worsen your condition whether it is inherited or not. Ingesting poisons will also cause problems in future generations.

    90-95% of diabetes is Type 2 which is TOTALLY preventable and curable, so 95% of the people who might think about going to benefit from this meeting would ultimately do better to look at what they eat.

    Type 1 diabetes is a disease where the immune system attacks the pancreas cells responsible for producing insulin. No-one knows exactly what causes it, but there is a very strong possibility that it also can be avoided through proper parent and child nutrition.

    Some infants fed cows’ milk cannot digest the protein properly, and this leaves small amino acid chains or fragments in the intestine which may be absorbed into the blood. The immune system recognises these fragments as invaders and sets about destroying them. Unfortunately, some of the fragments look exactly the same as the cells of the pancreas that are responsible for making insulin, and the immune system loses its ability to distinguish between the cows’ milk protein fragments and the pancreatic cells and destroys them both, thereby eliminating the child’s ability to produce insulin.

    Diabetes 1 is also increasing at a rate faster than which could be explained by genetics alone. It is therefore entirely possible that breast feeding and proper diet can also prevent Diabetes 1.

    Why wouldn’t you promote a proper nutritional diet JUST IN CASE .. if not, then because it’s just the right thing to do anyway?

    Once again I say, prevention is better (and easier) than cure.

  2. TV Resident

    June 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Russell … You are referring to Type 2 diabetes, which is lifestyle related, but Type 1 diabetes is an inherited form and is not curable.

  3. Russell

    June 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    What’s being served at the lunch? Cakes and tea?

    These people make their living from treating patients with diabetes, so they don’t really want to see it disappear. Diabetes is a modern day disease, and something which was rare in the near past.

    Save your money. Diabetes is caused by bad diet and you can’t cure it with medication while continuing the bad diet.

    If you want to rid yourself of diabetes completely then cut out sugar in its myriad of forms, and by eating nothing but fresh organic fruit and vegetables, organic meat, raw (un-pasteurised and un-homogenised) dairy and organic whole-grains prepared correctly (soaked/fermented to get break down the phytic acid).

    This isn’t a “diet” .. it’s getting back to how we used to prepare and eat foods before the laboratories took over.

    If you put petrol or water or kerosene in a diesel motor what happens? The same goes for your body’s engine.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Receive Our Weekly Tas Roundup

Copyright © Tasmanian Times. Site by Pixel Key

To Top