Daily Archives: June 17, 2011
Diabetes is a serious disease and currently has no cure. The good news is that type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes. ACT NOW!
Type 2 diabetes is a major health issue for Australian Aboriginals.
It is estimated that:
- Aboriginal people are 3.4 times more likely than non-Aboriginal people to have diabetes or pre-diabetes
- The Kimberly population (Northern Western Australia) has the 4th highest prevalence or Type 2 diabetes in the world.
- Gestational diabetes is up to 20% higher in the Aboriginal population compared with the non-Aboriginal population.
- Kidney disease is a complication of diabetes and is 10 times more likely to occur in Aboriginal people when compared with non-Aboriginal people.
Our health and the health of our children is vital and knowing the right information is essential to preventing diseases like Type 2 diabetes before they take hold. Visit the diabetes website and speak to your GP or community nurse.