What You Must Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

  Did you know that type 2 diabetes in young people is on the increase in Australia? It's important to think about whether your child is at risk of this health problem, and what you can do to help prevent it. Read on to find out more. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition is one in which the body doesn’t...

Gestational Diabetes and You

    Pregnancy is an exciting and turbulent time, full of new experiences and things to look forward to. During pregnancy you do everything you can to look after your own health, knowing that your baby’s good health depends on it. Gestational diabetes is a disease that occurs only during pregnancy. It can threaten the well-being of you and your...

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

    The United Nations has declared 14 November, 2007 World Diabetes Day. “Yeah, that's great, but I don't have diabetes so I don't need to pay attention to all the talk about it”, we hear you say. Well maybe, maybe not. Diabetes Australia estimates that 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into Type 2 diabetes,...

Exercise and Diabetes

    Whether or not you have diabetes, regular exercise is essential for good health and well being. But for people with diabetes, the benefits of exercise may have even more significance. Exercise can help to reduce existing complications associated with diabetes and also defer potential problems. Used as a treatment, exercise can even help many people with Type 2...