Coinciding with this year’s National Diabetes Week (10–16 July), here at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness we’re aiming to help Melbourne to learn more about the condition.
More than 300,000 Victorians are living with diabetes. Every day, more than 70 people in Victoria develop diabetes and, of those, the majority have type 2 diabetes – which is often linked to lifestyle issues such as a poor diet and a lack of regular exercise.
“We’re getting involved in this campaign to let everyone in Melbourne know that you don’t have to be old and you don’t have to be overweight to develop diabetes. It’s crucial to diagnose and manage diabetes well to avoid long-term health complications like heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.”
The good news is that the risk of developing those complications can be minimised if people with diabetes have the necessary tools and information to manage their condition.