National Diabetes Week
July 12th - 18th 2015
It’s National Diabetes Week!
We’re calling on all Australians to support the campaign and help to raise awareness of diabetes during National Diabetes Week 2015.
280 Australians develop diabetes every day. Yet research shows most people don’t link diabetes with its serious complications and are surprised by the prevalence, please help us spread awareness by sharing updates and photos.
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia. Over 1.7 million Australians are living with diabetes and a further 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. An estimated 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are already showing early signs of the disease. There are serious complications common to all types of diabetes including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputation, depression, anxiety and blindness. With careful management people with diabetes can live well with their condition.
Diabetes is serious and can have life-threatening complications including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Anyone can develop diabetes – you don’t have to be old and you don’t have to be overweight. Managing diabetes is a 24/7 effort.
For more information on the campaign or to download posters and other information, visit Diabetes Australia website.