The Facts

About diabetes:

The diabetes epidemic is growing by a staggering 275 new cases every day.

Two million Australians have pre-diabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Almost 60 per cent of type 2 diabetes cases are preventable.

Type 2 diabetes may be prevented through sustained lifestyle change, together with healthy eating and maintaining a healthy weight.

For more information about diabetes, visit or call the national Diabetes Infoline: 1300 136 588.

About the campaign:

In 2007, 7500 people died from diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and diabetes complications 1

In 2010–11, 315 people died after drowning in Australia 2

In 2011, 1292 people died on Australian roads 3

In 2006–07, 1131 cyclists suffered a head injury on Australian roads 4

Prevention investment initiatives work on our roads and in our waterways – let’s make them work for diabetes too

Diabetes Australia is the national peak body for diabetes in Australia providing a single, powerful, collective voice for people living with diabetes, their families and carers.