With more than 200 Australians developing type 2 diabetes EVERY DAY, it is the fastest growing chronic disease in Australia with serious complications.
There are 2 main types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2 and at this point in time, it has no known cure. Type 1 can occur at any age but is more often found in children and young adults. The onset of type 1 is sudden, and obvious symptoms can include excessive thirst, passing large amounts of urine, unexplained weight loss, weakness and fatigue and blurred vision.
Type 2 is the most common form affecting 85 - 90 percent of all people with diabetes. It usually develops in adults around the age of 45, but its increasingly occurring in younger people. Type 2 is known as a 'lifestyle' disease (carrying excess weight, being inactive) and runs in families.
The Toorak Health Club in support of The National Diabetes Week (from 14th to 18th July 2014), is holding a few FREE events in this timeframe as follows, as a way of passing on information and awareness about this lifestyle changing disease, and its management.
a) 7 days access to The Toorak Health Club - FREE b)
Fact sheets from Victoria Diabetes ~ FREE c) Healthy You' breakfast on 15 July from 6.30am ~ FREE
'Health Assessments' on 16 July from 6.30am to 12pm ~ FREE
'LIFE" Diabetes prevention seminar on 17 July at 12pm
Bookings are essential for health assessments and seminar.
Call 9825 2699 or email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't be a statistic ! Image courtesy of Toorak Health Club
Check out the website for more details. They also have a Facebook page so you 'like' them and keep abreast of the news. You can also read a lot of information on the Diabetes Australia website, whom also have a Facebook page.
I leave you with a video clip shared 2 months ago on YouTube by Diabetes Australia.