What is the Aboriginal Life! program?
The Life! program also runs a course specifically for Aboriginal people and their families called 'The Road To Good Health'.
The Road to Good Health course:
• helps you choose healthier habits so you can be strong for your family and community.
• teaches you how to prevent type 2 diabetes and other problems like heart disease and high blood pressure.
• is run by Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal health services.
• is FREE, and you can do it with your partner, a friend or family member.
Why do The Road To Good Health course?
Type 2 diabetes is serious and there is no cure.
- People with diabetes can develop a range of health problems including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputation.
- Aboriginal Australians are over three times more likely to get type 2 diabetes then non-Aboriginal Australians
- Aboriginal people tend to develop type 2 diabetes at earlier ages than do other Australians.
- Diabetes can be prevented and we can show you how.
What will you learn?
• How different foods affect your health
• What food is good, cheap and easy
• How to spend your food money
• How to maintain a healthy weight
• What to look for on a food label
• How to get active and stay on track
• Choosing healthy foods
• How to prevent diabetes.
How do I know if I am at risk of type 2 diabetes?
Click here to take the Diabetes Risk Test, if you score 12 or higher you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and should call us on 13 KOORIE (1300 566 743) to find out more.
How do I get started?
Call 13 KOORIE (1300 566 743)
Colin Mitchell, Aboriginal Liaison Officer on 8648 1833 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn Alexander, Health Promotion Officer Aboriginal and Cultural Diversity on 8648 1825 or at email@example.com
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