12 Jul 2018
Did you know that as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, around 2 million Australians are at risk of developing diabetes?
‘It’s About Time’ aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes.
Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. This is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life-threatening health problems.
Early diagnosis, treatment, ongoing support and management can reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.
- is the leading cause of blindness in adults
- is a leading cause of kidney failure
- is the leading cause of preventable limb amputations
- increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke by up to four times
It’s About Time we detected all types of diabetes earlier and save lives!