Don’t Ignore Diabetes!

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.

Posted on June 17, 2011, in For your information, Get involved!, News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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