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Diabetes is Australia¿s fastest growing chronic disease. Diabetes is diagnosed when a person¿s body is unable to automatically regulate blood glucose levels, resulting in too much glucose in the blood. While Type 1 diabetes represents 10-15% of all diabetes, it is the growth in Type 2 diabetes, 85-90% of all cases, which causes particular concern as it relates to lifestyle. The diabetes epidemic in Australia is driven by lifestyle factors such as obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity. New figures show that over one million Australians have diabetes ¿ 100,000 Australians are developing diabetes each year, and 200,000 people move from overweight to obesity. Diabetes doubles the chance of people dying during the next five years ¿ the risk of dying is to the same degree as smoking. At present there is no cure for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. What are the different types of diabetes, what are the related health conditions and costs, and what measures can halt the spread of this largely avoidable epidemic? Chapter 1: Diabetes in Australia Chapter 2: Diabetes Prevention and Management Glossary; Facts and Figures; Additional Resources; Index
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. : 2007. Spinney Press,
ISBN: 9781920801601
Branch Call Number: YNF 616.4620994 DIAB
Characteristics: 44 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Healey, Justin


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