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National Diabetes Week 2018

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In our 50th year, Diabetes Queensland asks for your help to promote public awareness of all types of diabetes, the symptoms of diabetes and why a timely diabetes diagnosis makes a big difference.

 

It's about time takes up our warning in 2017 that more than 100,000 Queenslanders have type 2 diabetes but don't know it. We want everyone to know about type 2, check for type 2 and diagnose type 2 early. 

 

It's about time is a reminder that in 60 per cent of cases of type 2 diabetes, early diagnosis can prevent the onset of serious complications such as blindness, kidney or cardiovascular disease and lower limb amputations.

 

It's about time identifies the sudden onset of type 1 diabetes and that any delay in a type 1 diagnosis increases the risk of the medical emergency of diabetic ketoacidosis.

 

In National Diabetes Week 2018, take time to learn the four 'T's of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. 

 

  • Thirsty - really thirsty and unable to quench that thirst?
  • Toilet - going to the toilet a lot?
  • Tired - more tired than usual?
  • Thinner - recently lost weight?

If you see these signs, see your doctor straight away.

 

How you can support National Diabetes Week 2018:

 

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Date

14 July 2018

Time

8 - 14 July, 2018

Location

Statewide

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