From: Gina Growden <gina.growden@bigpond.com>
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Subject: LETTER FROM DR PETER LEWIS, DIRECTOR, CENTRAL COAST HEALTH - A CALL TO ROTARIANS AND FRIENDS
 
Hi Everyone
I’ve been asked by Caroline O’Shannassy from Erina Club to forward this to you.
Regards
Gina
 
 
LETTER FROM DR PETER LEWIS, DIRECTOR, CENTRAL COAST HEALTH – A CALL TO ROTARIANS AND FRIENDS
 
If you have Type 2 diabetes or care for someone with Type 2 diabetes – can you help us?
 
The Central Coast Local Health District is planning to run some discussion groups to improve the way people learn about diabetes on the Coast. 
 
We want to hear how you learnt about diabetes?  For example, did you go to group education sessions, or see a diabetes educator, or did you find out some other way?
 
We are very interested to hear about things that worked well for you, and if there are areas for improvement.  Especially if you have some ideas of how we could do better.
 
If you are interested, please email
to say that you are interested in coming along to a discussion group.
 
We will reply with details of where and when we will be having some groups.
 
Look forward to hearing from you.
 
Thanks
Dr Peter Lewis
 
PS We talked about fruit and diabetes at the Erina Club meeting.  Two serves of fruit a day are part of a healthy diet for everyone, including people with diabetes. Fruits vary with how they affect your blood glucose level – bananas and pineapple are high on the glycaemic index.  Other fruits like cherries, apples, oranges and berries are lower on the glycaemic index, with a slower rise in blood sugar.  Meal content, quantity and timing are particularly important for people with diabetes – talk to your dietitian about the fruit you want in your life!
 
Dr Peter Lewis
Director, Central Coast Public Health Unit
Central Coast Local Health District
Level 1, 4 Watt Street, Gosford  2250
Ph  4320 9741   Mob 0414 192 225   Fax  4320 9746
 
Gina Growden
M: 0412 128 106 E:gina.growden@bigpond.com
PO Box 296 Avoca Beach 2251