National Diabetes Week in Stawell

Diabetes sufferer Grace Bibby undertakes a daily test.

Diabetes sufferer Grace Bibby undertakes a daily test.

TO COINCIDE with events to mark National Diabetes Week Grampians Community Health will this Thursday provide members of the community with information about the condition.

Between 10am and 1pm people who stop by Shop 108 in Main Street Stawell will be given the opportunity to view displays with information about diabetes, the 'Life Program' and blood glucose metre control checks.

As part of National Diabetes Week 2014 Diabetes Australia is also launching a new prevention campaign urging all Australians to see if they are at risk of type 2 diabetes.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the seriousness and prevalence of type 2 diabetes and encourage all Australians to check their risk.

The campaign will also feature the personal stories of people who have prevented and who are living with type 2 diabetes.

Visit the campaign website at checkmyrisk.org.au to test your risk of type 2 diabetes, to read a variety of personal stories and read about the facts that make up the campaign.

You can follow the campaign via the Diabetes Australia and Diabetes Australia - Victoria Facebook pages or follow them on twitter at@DiabetesAus and @DiabetesVic: use the hashtag #NDW14 to engage with this year's campaign.

Two million Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58 per cent of cases through early detection and lifestyle modification.

National Diabetes Week began on Sunday and runs through until Saturday.

The National Diabetes Week campaign will be launched in Melbourne tomorrow.

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