Clinical trials in Finland, the United States and China have demonstrated that the incidence of type 2 diabetes can be greatly reduced through a lifestyle modification program. This approach to type 2 diabetes prevention is more effective than taking medication and has a long-term beneficial effect on your health.

The Life! program can help.

 Life!  is a free healthy lifestyle program that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Run by health professionals, including dietitians and exercise physiologists, the program is delivered as a group course or a telephone health coaching service. (During COVID-19, the program is run online and by telephone).

Changing your lifestyle isn't easy, especially on your own. The Life! program gives you the motivation and support needed to live a healthier and more active life. Participants learn more about:
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • sleep
  • stress management
  • goal setting

Since the program began in 2008, over 65,000 Victorians have joined the Life! program. Funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Victoria it is the biggest prevention program of its type in Australia.

Check your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by taking this simple health test: AUSDRISK test.

For more information about the Life! program, call 13 RISK (13 7475) or visit