Worldwide 537 million adults are living with diabetes, that’s 1 in 10 people.  Every 5 minutes another Australian is diagnosed with diabetes.

Up to half a million Australians may be living with type 2 diabetes and not know it and people can live with the condition for up to 7 years before being diagnosed.  In that time, diabetes can cause a number of health complications.

You can complete a free online risk assessment to find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next five years or speak to your doctor about getting tested for diabetes.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes education can help people manage their diabetes.  A diabetes educator can provide support to people adapting to life with diabetes, by explaining what it is and how to manage it.

At Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health we offer one-on-one diabetes support as well as regular group programs with supported exercise and education.  Click here for more information.