12 Jul Diabetes Week 2018: Preventing Complications
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Diabetes Week 2018: Preventing Complications
Diabetes is a complex condition that affects many parts of a person’s body. It can also impact on a person’s mental health. The potential complications of diabetes are the same for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Did you know:
- People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes
- Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in Australia
- Kidney failure is three times more common in people with diabetes
- Amputations are 15 times more common in people with diabetes
- More than 30 per cent of people with diabetes experience depression, anxiety and distress
- Early diagnosis, optimal treatment and effective ongoing support and management reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications
Knowledge of how to look after yourself to minimise or even prevent complications is an important first step. Check out the Diabetes Australia website for more information.