Diabetes prevention

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.

Using an evidence-based approach, the Life! program motivates and supports participants to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyle goals. www.lifeprogram.org.au

Am I at risk?

We know that one person in four will get diabetes and that it is often linked to the way we live today.

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The Life! program is a free Victorian lifestyle modification program that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Preventing type 2 diabetes is important. Prevention is about being healthier. It does not need to be a burden or involve taking drastic measures.

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Victorian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance

Diabetes Victoria is a member of the Victorian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (VCDPA): uniting to build capacity for chronic disease prevention.

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