Help people at risk of diabetes

Diabetes is the leading global threat to our health. There are almost 1.3 million Australians currently living with diabetes — but what most people don't know is another 500,000 people are undiagnosed. This is an almost invisible threat and people can live with type 2 diabetes for up to 7 years without realising.

Diabetes can lead to severe complications, such as heart problems, blindness and amputations. Children like Leteasha-May, pictured above, can end up in a coma or even die if not diagnosed and treated quickly enough. According to Jannine, Leteasha-May's mum, "they told us in hospital that if she hadn't been diagnosed right then, she only had six more weeks to live." Luckily, she is a survivor.

Diabetes NSW & ACT is Australia's oldest and largest charity helping people living with diabetes. We reach out to Australians with media campaigns and our expert staff deliver one-on-one services to children and adults.

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