‘It’s About Time’ we detected all types of diabetes earlier

Today marks the beginning of National Diabetes Week. Diabetes Australia’s ‘It’s About Time’ campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes.

Too many Australians are being diagnosed with diabetes too late. This is true for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The delay in diagnosis is putting many people at risk of major life threatening health problems.

‘It’s About Time’ we detected all types of diabetes earlier and save lives.

‘It’s About Time’ we knew the early signs of type 1 diabetes

Too many Australians are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too late. Over 600 people end up in hospital emergency rooms each year very sick, and then find out they have type 1 diabetes. Find out more.

‘It’s About Time’ we detected silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes

Up to 500,000 Australians may have type 2 diabetes, and not know it. They may have type 2 diabetes for up to seven years before it is diagnosed. During this time type 2 diabetes may be causing serious damage. Find out more.