Tongan Health Society’s Langimalie Centre diabetes projects

These stories show how the Tongan Health Society’s Langimalie Centre is helping to improve the health of community members with diabetes.

Simple things make a big difference to Pacific Island health outcomes

Access to regular checks and tailored healthy living programmes make it easier for people to self manage their condition, says diabetes nurse Fifita McCready. Fifita runs the diabetes and long-term condition clinic at the Langimalie Centre in Onehunga. Read more

‘It can make a big difference to patients to discuss their medication in their own language.’

Patients share their stories

Free group exercise is what cuts the mustard for 61-year-old

Exercising with others was the most enjoyable aspect of the 10-week YMCA Living Life Well programme for 61-year-old Filimone Vuna. Read more

‘Being with others is such a good way to exercise.’

Exercising and cutting out fatty food helps control diabetes

For Inesi Saafi the Langimalie Health Centre in Onehunga has made him feel connected to the health system for the first time in years. Read more

‘People talk in our language so communication is much better and that helps me understand ways to look after my health.’

In much better shape in every way

Gloria Halverston’s weekly highlight is attending the fitness class and lunch run for diabetes patients from Langimalie Health Centre. Read more

‘The blood sugar tests show that I’m keeping my diabetes under control. I feel so much better.’

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