FACT SHEET: DIABETES - Belmont - Providence Medical Group
Did You Know That:

  • 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!