Tuesday, May 28, 2013


This is the research that our groups Muri paroa and Toki have been working on about diabetes for the past week. In Room 20 at Point England school. Thanks to our awesome Teacher Mrs Squires.

There are many consequences to having Diabetes. These include stroke, dehydration, blindness, and many more. They can become a lot worse if not treated immediately and can lead to death. There are two different types of Diabetes, Type 1 and 2. You can only get Type 1 if  you are born with it, Type two is a different story. It can be passed down from the family, this is called a genetic condition.

Thirst is caused by an overflow of glucose and insulin, Building up in the body cells that are not responding to the insulin. So when it builds up there's no water to flush it back into the bloodstream. So the water from the blood cells flush the glucose and insulin out and thats why you become thirsty.

To avoid serious complications, people with diabetes need to keep their blood sugar level at an average level. A good diet, and exercise will help to control the amount of sugar that goes in the Blood stream. If the sugar level is too low then that can cause tiredness *quick note* [ the glucose is like an energy source so if there’s not enough then you're not getting that much energy.   

Friday, May 10, 2013


Do you know who Will.I.AM is? If you don't he is a famous singer, and he is also in a group called 'Black Eyed Peas'. Before everything started Patrick and Vivienne greeted Will.I.AM into our school.

Today Pt.England school and some other schools had the opportunity to meet Will.I.AM, and he told us about his life and how he grew up. When he was young he lived in a poor area (which is East of Los Angeles) and his mum raised him and his brothers. He didn't get to meet his dad so his dream was to look after his mother. I think that it is pretty cool that he wasn't rich when he was young but then he became very successful in life and with music.

Will.I.AM also talked about choosing the right friends, because he said "If it wasn't for his friends he wouldn't be were he is today. When he was young he avoided being with the wrong friends, because most of the people he used to go to school with probably ended up in Jail. To me that was a good message. I have to think about choosing the right things too.

The generous Will.I.AM was kind enough to give The Manaiakalani Trust a check of $100,000. Everyone including me was surprised. That was his gift to us, so our gift to him was that Hallenstein Brothers gave him a Maori necklace.   

I had fun seeing Will.I.AM but I wanted him to sing, if he comes again hopefully he would sing!!!