News relating to arthritis research, fundraising and community education

Call to combine gout and diabetes testing

Arthritis New Zealand has joined forces with Diabetes New Zealand to call for uric acid testing for gout to be included alongside blood sugar tests.
High levels of uric acid in the blood can cause painful gout attacks and lead to long term joint damage and disability if left untreated. Gout is more common in New Zealand than anywhere else in the world with very high rates in Māori and Pacific men. The disease is closely associated with diabetes and heart disease.

AGM registration information

Attn: Arthritis New Zealand members As members of Arthritis New Zealand one of our rights, and responsibilities, is the ability to nominate and vote for members of the Governing Body.  I am fortunate that our current Governing Body is of a very high calibre– and that...

Lupus: Finding a new normal

Imagine at 19 years of age being told you have Lupus. You may feel some relief that your years of pain and confusion now have a name. That was Helen’s first thought. For her diagnosis mean treatment from the pain, tremors, pins and needles in her limbs, but to the...

Cyclist Tim keeps moving – in spite of arthritis

Tim Neal lives with osteoarthritis and has endured several major operations on his joints. But that won’t stop him competing next month in the Le Mans Pearl Izumi 24 hour cycling race in France and raising money for Arthritis New Zealand. Tim was first diagnosed with...

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