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16 Wednesday February 1, 2017
After a few years of complaining about NOT
having a real summer, Monaro residents, like
The Postman, have had to change their tune.
Not only change tunes, but also go into heat
protection mode, as the sun beats down.
It’s timely then, for all of us to be aware of the
critters which may lurk in our gardens. If we are
feeling the heat, they would be too.
It’s a good idea to have some water available
at different levels – for our animal friends.
Skinks and blue tongues need a water supply at
ground level, while the Magpies, Currowongs,
Rosellas, etc, would appreciate a bird bath a bit
Watching our native birds cooling off in a bird
bath is a nice thing to do...they can be quite
The Postman has noticed that the indoor critters
really appreciate a big ice block in their drinking
water on really hot days.
Just a margarine tub in the freezer suffices...so
long as they don’t stick their tongues on it. Or
are humans the only critters silly enough to do
The other thing to remember is we are in an
extreme fire danger period, so common sense
would be a good thing to engage.
Remember to report fires to our local RFS or
town brigades. Early notice means a better
chance of an early containment and a good
Congratulations to all the local recipients of
Australia day Awards.
It is fitting that our local volunteers get a pat on
the back occasionally.
There are many, like our local sports stars, who
work tirelessly to achieve the highest level in
their given sport. Luck doesn’t have much to do
with success unless there is an equal, or higher,
amount of hard work.
Who was it who said “the harder I work, the
luckier I become”?
Saturday, February 4
The Australian Alpine Ascent Triathlon Festival is on in the
Snowy Mountains with some of the world’s fittest athletes set
to compete. The race starts at 7am as athletes swim 3km,
ride 128km and run 28km, including up Mount Kosciuszko
before finishing at Charlotte Pass.
The Nimmitabel Show is back for another fantastic day.
Held at the showground, it kicks off show season across the
region. More for information see our Nimmitabel Show feature
on pages 23-27.
Thredbo hosts the Mountain Bike Australia National Series
with the best domestic and overseas riders on show. The
action starts at 8am and runs throughout the day.
Cooma’s Mark Salvestro returns home to present ‘Buried
at Sea’ at the Cooma Little Theatre. It’s a play with music and
there’s a matinee show at 2pm followed by an 8pm show.
Tickets available at www.marksalvestro.com.au
Sunday, February 5
St Andrew’s Uniting Church with the Snowy Mountains
Arts Council presents an organ recital by Phillip Lambert
at 2.30pm. Tickets are available at the Fabric Salon in Vale
Street and available at the door. Adults $20, concession $15
and arts council members $10. Afternoon tea will follow in the
Wednesday, February 8
Cooma-Monaro Ladies Probus Club monthly meeting
10am at Coombah Lounge of Cooma Ex-Services Club,
followed by bistro lunch $9. New members welcome.
Saturday, February 11
The CRT Cooma Rural Rodeo is ready to provide a great
day’s entertainment. Action starts from 2pm at the Cooma
Showground. Entry for adults is $15
Adaminaby Museum Market and Car Boot Sale are on
again at the Snowy Scheme Museum between 9am-1pm.
Nimmitabel CWA Markets are on between 9am-1pm.
Food stalls, bric-a-brac, and plants all available.
Diabetes NSW and ACT pioneers program
for children living with diabetes
As1 to help children, families,
professionals tackle fastest
growing chronic disease
● The As1 Kids is a program and action
plan designed by Diabetes NSW & ACT to
empower children, families, schools and
medical professionals to assist them in their
diabetes management journey.
● The program features:
‘School Educational’ information pack
designed to assist parents, teachers and
children in the management of diabetes.
Some contents include school posters and
visual aids, diabetes management passport
and a checklist for parents to review when
their child transitions back to school after
The As1 website, a dedicated platform
for children, parents, teachers and carers
to source information about managing
diabetes including school action plans and
online webinar www.as1diabetes.com.au
Diabetes Teacher Training Seminars
to help educate teachers and school staff
when dealing with day-to-day management
of diabetes and emergency situations.
As1 kids magazine to support and
encourage children to learn about
managing their condition in an interactive
and engaging way.
● School Educational Packs will be
available through selected paediatric clinics
across NSW and ACT from January 28,
● Until now, there has been no consistent
action plan in NSW for type 1 diabetes
management in school-aged children.
Diagnoses rates of type 1 diabetes are
lower than that of type 2 (90% of cases in
Australia are type 2), sadly however, type 1
diabetes has the potential to disable or kill
people so much earlier in their lives.
● Effective early management from
the outset of diagnosis will minimise or
prevent the risk of long term complications
associated with diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes and children:
● On average, 2,400 children are
diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year.
● Around 95% of diabetes found in
children is type 1.
● 10-14 years is the peak age of
diagnosis in Australia.
● Type 1 diabetes is the most common
cause of chronic disease in children and
occurs more frequently than cancer, cystic
fibrosis, multiple sclerosis and muscular
● Type 1 and type 2 diabetes share the
same underlying defect – the inability to
produce insulin in a way that keeps blood
levels from rising to high.
● Type 1, previously known as juvenile
diabetes, is an autoimmune disease in
which the body attacks its own cells,
namely, the beta cells of the pancreas,
destroying their ability to make insulin.
For more information on the As1
program, please visit as1diabetes.com.au.
ABOUT DIABETES NSW & ACT
Diabetes NSW & ACT is Australia’s
largest member based charity dedicated
to people living with or at risk of diabetes.
Our priority is their health and well being,
enabling them to live their lives well through
positive support and education – every step
of the way. As well as helping to prevent
diabetes, its complications and improve
people’s lives on a day-to-day basis, we
support crucial research into finding better
treatments and a cure for diabetes. For
more information contact Diabetes NSW
& ACT toll free on 1300 136 588, or visit
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