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National Diabetes Week 2017

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100,000 Queenslanders have type 2 diabetes but don't know it. 

 

National Diabetes Week: 9 - 15 July 2017

 

You're invited to participate in National Diabetes Week 2017 by helping to promote public awareness of all types of diabetes.

 

More than 100,000 Queenslanders have type 2 diabetes but don't know it.

 

Often, type 2 remains hidden for ten years or more and in many cases a diagnosis is made only after serious health complications begin to appear.

 

In almost 60 per cent of cases, being informed about your risk of diabetes enables you to slow its advance.

 

Early diagnosis can prevent the onset of serious diabetes-related complications that might otherwise lead to blindness, kidney disease or lower limb amputations.

 

In clinical circles, this National Diabetes Week we will also be raising awareness about the sudden onset of type 1 diabetes and the danger that deadly diabetic keto-acidosis may result.

 

We hope this National Diabetes Week will increase awareness about all types of diabetes. Queenslanders can join the campaign by using our type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool.

 

Our key messages for National Diabetes Week 2017 are:

 

  • There are more than 100,000 Queenslanders already living with diabetes who don't know it.
  • It takes less than 2 minutes to check your risk of developing type 2 diabetes online.
  • Anyone can develop diabetes - you don't have to be old and you don't have to be overweight. 

 

Ways you can support National Diabetes Week:

 

Have an overall look at our digital media kit i ncluding social media messaging and assets to choose what you would ike to use from our Online Resources

  

 

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Date

09 July 2017

Time

9 - 15 July, 2017

Location

Statewide

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