The Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Tararua Diabetes Trust was established in early 2000. We have contracts with MidCentral DHB to provide FREE education and youth services to people with diabetes and their family/whanau.

We strive to improve the health and well-being of people with diabetes in the MidCentral DHB region. We are committed to helping people get the knowledge, support, and confidence they need to lead healthy, happy lives and prevent diabetes-related complications

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Bruce Graham


I am proud to lead a team of capable, experienced health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to educate and support those in our community diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. As a non-profit registered charity we really appreciate the support we receive from local and regional DHB’s along with the grants and donations from many community groups and organisations. Our programmes are free of charge and part of our regions responsibility to community health and wellbeing. Don’t hesitate to make contact with our team if you need help or advice.


Jacqui Thompson

Clinical Manager

Kia Ora, we are contracted by MidCentral DHB to provide FREE diabetes and prediabetes education to people with diabetes, prediabetes  and their families/ whanau. Working with people with diabetes and prediabetes is very rewarding – as through our programmes, we can assist and empower them to make positive changes to their health and wellbeing. I feel very privileged to be a part of this.

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Andrea Bell

Youth Coordinator

I love my job working with youth from birth – 30yrs who have diabetes and their whānau/families.  I am continually inspired by their courage and tenacity.  'They are true warriors!’

I organise social events, camps and support groups whereby our community can connect, have fun, take time to recharge and encourage each other on their journey. Support and advocacy is also an important part of my role.

Meet the team


Chloe Bryant

NZ Registered Dietitian

Good nutrition is an essential component in Diabetes management. The dietitians within the Diabetes Trust strive to educate  and guide people in making informed choices to better their health.  I am passionate about working  within our diverse community and seeing the positive changes in those who attend our courses.


Sharon Langridge


Administration support for the team. 

- Funding administration.

- Registrations and general office duties.

I work part time Monday – Thursday  8.30-2.30pm and some Friday mornings but ring to make sure I am there. I look forward to meeting you.