November 14th was World Diabetes Day and a significant date in the diabetes calendar because it marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting. Banting discovered insulin in 1922, alongside Charles Best. Both of the Down South Aboriginal Health Services Offices held events for clients to share information and get people thinking about how they can manage their diabetes.
In Collie our Down South Aboriginal Health Staff held a yarning session to see what workshops clients would be interested in doing. They made some gift bags with Diabetes booklets/keyrings/ water bottles and also a pictorial plate. Meanwhile, in Manjimup, a full workshop was run by our clever Miranda who talked our clients through all things diabetes and how they can manage it and live a long and healthy life.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.