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National Diabetes Week: Reduce your diabetes risk

News — Posted 13/07/14

Healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

About 280 adults develop diabetes every day, yet Medibank research shows that most Australians are not aware of the condition's major symptoms and warning signs.

Diabetes Australia hosts National Diabetes Week annually to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia, aiming to educate the community about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and how it can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes.

Resources: Preventing and managing diabetes

Taking steps to achieve a balanced and nutritious diet, be more active and maintain a healthy weight has been shown to be effective in reducing your diabetes risk. The following resources provide some useful guidance and inspiration:

How to prevent type 2 diabetes

Reducing diabetes risk

Diabetes shopping tips

Preventing type 2 diabetes: Stephanie's story

Diabetic desserts

Diabetes myths busted

National Diabetes Week runs from 13-19 July. Find out more at

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