- Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes
- 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes
- Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adult, leading cause of kidney failure and dialysis
- Diabetes increases risk of heart attacks and stroke by up to 4 times
- Diabetes is a major cause of limb amputation
There are 3 Main Types of Diabetes:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin at all.
- Common symptoms: excessive thirst and urination, unexplained weight lost, feeling tired and weak.
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Accounts for 85-90% of all diabetes cases and usually develops in adults over age 45.
- Occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin.
- Is more likely in people with family history of type 2 diabetes.
- Gestational Diabetes
- Diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and can lead to pregnancy complications and difficult delivery.
- Increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.
For further information visit: www.diabetesnsw.com.au
Be Smart and Proactive in Managing Potential Diabetes.
See your doctor today to talk about diabetes prevention or have a quick test of diabetes!