Healthy eating and lifestyle

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

There are a range of programs now available to help you help with your health, stay healthy and even to prevent diabetes.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating and an active lifestyle are important for everyone. Changes to your eating habits and physical activity level can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more

Physical Activity

If you are overweight, losing weight is one of the most important things that you can do to help prevent or delay diabetes. Even small amounts of weight loss will help and will also reduce risks of heart disease and other chronic diseases. Check out our tips for becoming more physically active.


Diabetes Australia – Vic is a proud supporter of LiveLighter: a new public education campaign that aims to encourage Victorians aged 25-49 years to eat well, be physically active and maintain a healthy weight – delivered by the Cancer Council Victoria. The campaign alerts people about how toxic fat can increase their risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
The campaign was launched in August 2014 and is due to continue until June 2015, featuring on commercial television, newspapers, radio, outdoor, cinema and online across the state. It has been implemented across Western Australia since June 2012. Evaluation of the campaign shows that it reached and resonated with, those most at risk of weight-related chronic disease.
LiveLighter also provides a wealth of information, resources and tools to support and encourage people in making and maintaining positive lifestyle changes. The website provides a meal and activity planner developed by nutritionists. Find out more at