Are you at risk?
There are many ways to prevent and delay type 2 diabetes
WHILE there is no single cause of type 2 diabetes, there are well-established risk factors.
Some risk factors can be controlled and others you are born with.
An estimated 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and there are also large numbers of people with silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes which may be damaging their bodies.
There are different types of diabetes; the three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
At this stage, it is estimated that 58% of type 2 diabetes can be prevented. You can do a lot to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, read our tips below.
Type 1 - Currently type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented.
However, researchers are looking into the autoimmune process and environmental factors that lead to developing type 1 diabetes so that we may be able to prevent type 1 diabetes in the future.
Type 2 - Many cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented, or the onset delayed, through positive lifestyle changes.
It is estimated that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by up to 58% by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan.
Many people don’t know they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Preventing type 2 diabetes is important and is about being healthier. Guardian Pharmacies provide a range of professional services and products for people at high risk of developing diabetes.
Visit your local Guardian Pharmacy and speak to our pharmacist and trained staff who will assess your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes with the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK).