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:
National Diabetes Week runs from 13-19 July. Find out more at diabetesaustralia.com.au