Are you at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
At least 2 million Australians are at risk of type 2 diabetes. How can you prevent it? Or delay it?
Up to 58% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through healthy lifestyle changes.
Prevention is about knowing your risk and making the lifestyle changes that can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.
For every 4 adults with diagnosed diabetes, there is 1 person undiagnosed according to an AIHW report (July 2018).
People at risk of type 2 diabetes can delay and even prevent the condition by:
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