Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are a serious problem.
Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are Australia's fastest growing conditions. More than one in four Australian adults has at least one of these conditions.
280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That's one person every five minutes.
Heart disease or stroke kills one Australian every 12 minutes.
The statistics about type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Australia are alarming and preventing these serious conditions has never been more important. Large research projects in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia have shown that by making some changes to your lifestyle, you can help to prevent type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Data sources: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015). Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease:
Australian facts. NDSS (2015). Data snapshot - Type 2 diabetes (December 2015). National Heart Foundation (2015) Heart
disease in Australia, available from heartfoundation.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/heart-disease-in-australia