Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia and is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the country. According to Diabetes Australia, the number of people estimated to have diabetes or pre diabetes is 3.2 million and that figure grows everyday with an estimated 280 people developing diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic condition where there is too much sugar (or glucose) in the blood. There are three types of diabetes – type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
Pre diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar or blood glucose levels are above the normal range, however they aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes, but if left untreated can develop to type 2 diabetes.
Are you at risk?
To find out more or to have a health check, visit your GP. For a dietary review and nutrition advice specific to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes, call Accredited Practising Dietitian Danielle Dive for an individual consultation.
To read a recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald about ‘The Diabetes Time Bomb’ click here.
Article written by Danielle Dive (APD)
Australian Diabetes Council