In Australia, 280 people develop Diabetes every day. That’s one every 5 minutes! Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia, becoming the epidemic of the 21st century.
Understanding Diabetes and it’s seriousness is an important part of your diabetic management;
- if you live with Diabetes , you need to learn how to manage your Diabetes
- if you have a family member with diabetes you can learn how to support them
- Knowledge of how to look after yourself to minimise or even prevent complications is an important first step.
If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, you can take steps to prevent or slow down Diabetes.
Useful link – Diabetes Australia
Reference: Diabetes Australia