It’s National Diabetes Week
14th July - 20th July.
Time to take Action !
Life is busy. Work, family, friends, chores, a social life. The days fill up quickly. Sometimes we’re so busy running around after everyone else, we don’t take the time to think about our health.
Up to half a million Australians have silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
If not diagnosed early, type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, kidney damage, amputation and heart attack.
You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, but your risk increases if you are over 40 - especially if you are overweight or have a family history of type 2 diabetes.
If you are over 40 make an appointment with your GP to get checked.