You may be shocked to learn that over 500,000 Australians are going about their everyday lives today with no idea that they have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
If they’re not diagnosed early and treated, they’re at risk of serious health issues such as heart attack and stroke.
Together we can do something about this distressing and avoidable health crisis, but we need your help.
Diabetes SA is poised to launch a major campaign to raise screening rates to ensure more South Australian’s at risk of type 2 diabetes use existing free online or paper screening tools – before it’s too late.
“I didn’t know the risks or the symptoms”
Geoffrey and Gloria are retirees from Gawler SA, and they love to travel.
The couple’s recent holiday was cut short when Geoffrey noticed his toes were numb, and after Gloria’s persistent ‘encouragement’, Geoffrey finally saw a doctor in Mildura, only to discover that he had been living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
“The doctor told me I could lose my feet,” explains Geoffrey. “I was very, very shocked about the diagnosis.”
Like most people Geoffrey didn’t know the symptoms for diabetes.
He had no idea that he had been walking around with an undiagnosed life threating condition like 500,000 other Australians.
Geoffrey's story is all too common, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Please help us take action now ensure more people like Geoffrey avoid serious and potentially devastating complications of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
By doing a quick screening test, people can find out if they are at risk of type 2 diabetes, so they can then go and get the tests and treatment they need.
With your help today, we can launch a major program to lift screening rates and help people get treatment before it’s too late. Together, we can save lives.
We simply must encourage more people at risk of type 2 diabetes to get screened, so they can get the diagnosis and treatment they desperately need.
Please give NOW and help change the lives of more South Australians.