Current information and campaigns

Face of Diabetes
Let's Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes National Election Agenda
Diabetes Epidemic 10 Years On
Diabetes: the silent pandemic

 

The Face of Diabetes

Launched on 14 July 2013, The Face of Diabetes campaign aims to raise awareness of all types of diabetes, the continuing rise of the epidemic, and the very significant financial implications of the diabetes epidemic and need for the Australian Government to urgently develop and implement a new National Diabetes Strategy.

Diabetes Australia CEO Greg Johnson says: “The continuing rise of this epidemic and the high impact on everyday Australians cannot be ignored.”

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Let's Prevent Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition with about 275 adults diagnosed every day. But what a lot of people don’t realise is that type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.

For decades, we’ve been told to wear seatbelts and helmets to reduce fatalities on our roads, and while out on the water we are required to wear a lifejacket.

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Research estimates that by the year 2025, up to 3 million Australias over the age of 25 years will have diabetes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Together, we can prevent type 2 diabetes. Link: http://www.diabetesvic.org.au/media-centre/lets-prevent-diabetes

 


 

Diabetes National Election Agenda

"We need governments to commit to making diabetes prevention a national health priority,” Diabetes Australia Chief Executive Lewis Kaplan said. “Diabetes already costs the Australian Government and Australian taxpayers more than $6 billion per year.”

Diabetes Australia launched its National Diabetes Election Agenda in April 2012.

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Diabetes Epidemic 10 Years On

The prevalence of diabetes in Victoria has increased dramatically over the last 10 years.

In 2001 there was 2% of the Victorian population diagnosed with diabetes but in 2011 this figure has more than doubled to 4.5%. 252,694 people in Victoria are now diagnosed with diabetes and it is estimated that for every one of these there is another person who has the disease but does not know it yet.

Map of Victoria showing diabetes hotspots from 2011

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Diabetes: the silent pandemic

A new national report has shown the enormous scale and life-threatening impact diabetes is set to have on Australians in the future.

The report, Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia, highlights the need for urgent action to address the challenge this poses for the nation’s health and economy.

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