DIABETES IN AUSTRALIA..!
Approximately 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes. The prevalence of particularly type 2 diabetes, rises with age and is higher in men than in women.
The onset of type 1 diabetes is typically at an early age, thus it is the most common form of childhood diabetes although it can occur at any age. Australia is ranked 7th highest in the world for prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children aged 0-14 years and 6th highest for incidence.
Adding to this, there is a growing number of children and adolescents who are now affected by type 2 diabetes
Have you Got The Balls for PROACTIVE ACTION to reduce your risk of DIABETES?
Primary prevention is aimed at stopping the development of type 2 diabetes through a healthy diet and lifestyle or medication. Early intervention with intensive lifestyle changes in people with pre-diabetes can reduce the risk of developing diabetes.