National Diabetes Week 2018
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
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
- 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: