Living with diabetes can be really challenging and can lead to all sorts of health problems. But the good news is that for many people, diabetes can be managed with  a more active and healthier lifestyle.

That’s why the YMCA and Pharmaco have created  Jumpstart, a fun health and fitness programme just for people with diabetes. It’s designed to help you (and others just like you) learn to manage your diabetes, feel better, get more energy and live a more healthy life with diabetes. Jumpstart  is available at YMCA’s in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington region, Invercargill and is coming soon to other regions around New Zealand.

It’s fun, friendly and manageable … and it’s certainly a lot less challenging than the symptoms of diabetes.
Having fun and making new friends won’t hurt either.


The 10‐week JUMPSTART programme is held twice weekly at your local YMCA. It’s a fun and friendly environment where you’ll get to meet like‐minded people and support each other as you do something positive about your diabetes. What’s more, you’ll enjoy personal support and encouragement, as well as regular feedback on how you’re doing from YMCA staff, and best of all, have lots of fun along the way.

Join now
The next Jumpstart programme starts soon and runs for 10 weeks.
So why not jump to it and get started?  Click here to sign up and find out more, or give your local YMCA a call on 0800 335 666.

The Jumpstart programme is proudly supported by Pharmaco NZ Ltd, the suppliers of the CareSens range of blood glucose meters and the YMCA .