Diabetes Week awareness, walk and BBQ hosted on Rocky Campus
Published on 11 July, 2013
Staff, students and interested members of the public are all welcome at a Diabetes Week awareness event to be hosted at CQUniversity Rockhampton on Wednesday, July 17.
This is a Queensland Health initiative in partnership with CQUniversity and Medicare Local.
Participants are encouraged to come along to the campus Health Clinic for blood pressure and health risk checks from 11am.
At 12.30pm there will be a walk from the Health Clinic to the highway and back, followed by a barbecue lunch featuring healthy kebabs. Gold coin donations will be accepted for a diabetes kids camp.
Remember to bring some walking shoes and a hat. Water and sunscreen will be provided.
Organisers say that the CQ region incidence for diabetes is amongst the highest in Queensland. The 2011 Fitzroy region CQHHS data reports that 12,314 individuals were affected, and 6.27% (or 7046) individuals are affected within the Rockhampton Regional Local government area. The majority have type 2 diabetes and, for each individual with the disease, we know there is another not yet to be diagnosed.
Details are available via Veronica Mills on 4930 9009.