News | Health & Safety
20 Jan 2021 13:47
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says New Zealand is lagging well behind the rest of the world when it comes to treating the disease

    Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa says New Zealand is lagging well behind the rest of the world when it comes to treating the disease


    No new drugs for type 2 diabetes have been funded here in 15 years.

    The quarter of a million Kiwis living with the disease have been waiting since September to hear if Pharmac would fund empagliflozin and dulaglutide .

    Two medicines which Diabetes Foundation chair Doctor Jon Baker says are now standard around the world, preventing the disease progressing to serious complications like renal failure.

    He thinks its time the government gave Pharmac the money to fund the treatment for all diabetes patients.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Health & Safety News
     20 Jan: UK sets new record for COVID-19 deaths as mortuaries warn they are being overwhelmed
     20 Jan: Mentally distressed people are more likely to be shot and killed by police during armed responses, than others
     19 Jan: Crematorium limit lifted to deal with backlog of dead bodies in Los Angeles
     19 Jan: Schools will be doing their best to make sure kids aren't disadvantaged by Covid-19 this year
     19 Jan: Medical staff could be under-reporting the number of patients needing alcohol-related treatment
     18 Jan: A Health and Disability report has found DHB oversights contributed in the death of a man with pneumonia
     18 Jan: New Zealand health officials are talking with European counterparts ... after a small number of elderly people have died in Norway, since their Covid-19 vaccination
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Taranaki Rugby's mourning the death of one of its former All Blacks More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Scepticism about reduced power prices More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey have adopted another dog 13:40

    International:
    Donald Trump supporters embrace Signal, Telegram and other 'free speech' apps 13:37

    Health & Safety:
    UK sets new record for COVID-19 deaths as mortuaries warn they are being overwhelmed 13:37

    Wellington:
    Searchers are battling Wellington's wind as they continue hunting a missing kayaker 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Caprice has branded Covid-19 “evil” after her beloved grandma passed away from the virus 13:10

    International:
    US coronavirus death toll tops 400,000 during Donald Trump's final hours in office 13:07

    Law and Order:
    A person has been hospitalised with moderate injuries after an assault by intruders who broke into a backyard shed in Canterbury's Prebbleton 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Zac Hanson is to be a dad for the fifth time 12:40

    Soccer:
    Leicester City have put the Premier League on notice, beating Chelsea 2-nil to move to the top of the table 12:27

    Rugby:
    Taranaki Rugby's mourning the death of one of its former All Blacks 12:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd