Healthy Living

While type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can't be prevented, you can largely lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by adopting a healthy lifestyle, and engaging in regular exercise, ensuring a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight.


Start with small changes to build your confidence, and you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Who is at risk?

    Many Australians are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. While family history and genetics play a role, your lifestyle can also have a significant effect on whether you develop type 2 diabetes.   Your risk for...Read more

  • Healthy Living

    Preventing type 2 diabetes is important. Prevention is about being healthier. It does not need to be a burden or involve taking drastic...Read more

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs

    Community and workplaces   Diabetes Queensland offers a variety of healthy lifestyle programs for communities and workplaces, aimed at raising awareness of the risk of type 2 diabetes and it's complications....Read more

  • Healthy U

    Welcome to Healthy U, Diabetes Queensland's healthy living news, designed to help you feel good and get the most out of your life. Healthy U provides you with advice and tips from our nutrition and physical activity...Read more