Type 1 diabetes
Currently type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented. However, researchers are looking into the autoimmune process and environmental factors that lead to developing type 1 diabetes so that we may be able to prevent type 1 diabetes in the future.
Type 2 diabetes
Researchers in a number of countries have demonstrated that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle intervention. Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated that the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes can be prevented through structured lifestyle modification programs. This approach to type 2 diabetes prevention has been shown to be even more effective than taking medication and has a long-term beneficial effect on your health.
The Life! program is a Victorian lifestyle modification program that helps people reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Free to most, it is run by expert health professionals and delivered as a Group Course or a Telephone Health Coaching service.