Type 2 on the rise

Mildura’s rate of type 2 diabetes and heart disease sits above the state average. 

Sunraysia Community Health Services’ Alana Hosken,  Jackie Dawson and Jacqui Cesco are stepping to the fore in Diabetes Week. Picture: Louise Donges

Sunraysia Community Health Services’ Alana Hosken, Jackie Dawson and Jacqui Cesco are stepping to the fore in Diabetes Week. Picture: Louise Donges

As part of National Diabetes Week, which started on Sunday, residents are urged to educate themselves about ways to prevent the onset of the chronic diseases.

Across Australia the statistics are confronting with almost 280 people diagnosed with diabetes each day and one person dying from cardiovascular disease every 12 minutes. 

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