Living Well With Diabetes Event In Sunshine

20:11' 17-10-2017
Diabetes Victoria is bringing its message to the western suburbs, and will host a “Living Well with Diabetes Victoria” all-day event at Club Italia Sporting Club in Sunshine on Saturday 21 October.

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    The event will comprise three separate seminars, specifically tailored to people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or those wanting to prevent type 2 diabetes. Selected experts will share their knowledge on how to manage and prevent diabetes by providing many practical tips. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with local diabetes services, support groups and product suppliers.

    The diabetes prevention stream will focus on getting more active, the Life! program, cooking healthy meals, and how to read food labels.

    Diabetes Victoria CEO Craig Bennett says that with almost 320,000 Victorians living with diabetes, there is an increasing need to provide expert advice on how to live well with this condition, as well as ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.

    According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, diabetes will shortly become the number one single burden of disease in Australia. Every day, more than 80 people in Victoria are diagnosed with diabetes, and the vast majority have developed type 2 diabetes.

    One in four Victorians over the age of 25 is directly impacted in some way by this serious chronic condition. It can cause many long-term health complications, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision and loss of limb. A healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk.

    There are currently almost 22,000 residents of the Brimbank and Melton areas living with diabetes. The vast majority (92%) live with type 2 diabetes, and almost 8% live with type 1 diabetes.

    “We have listened to feedback about the need to take our events out to the western suburbs in order to better connect with and support people living with diabetes or wanting to prevent diabetes,” Mr Bennett says.

    The event will be free for Diabetes Victoria members, $20 for non-members, and $15 for guests. Places are limited, so bookings are essential.

    Please call 1300 136 588, or book online at

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