Life! program 2016-17

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We are pleased to announce the continuation of the Life! program in 2016-17.

The following changes to eligibility criteria will be introduced from 1 July 2016.
All Victorian adults (18 years or over) that meet one or more of the following criteria are now eligible for the Life! program:
- AUSDRISK score ≥ 12 and BMI ≥ 25

- Have previously been diagnosed with:

  • impaired glucose tolerance (by FPG, OGTT or HbA1c)

  • polycystic ovary syndrome

  • gestational diabetes

  • cardiovascular disease (including myocardial infarction, angina and angioplasty)

  • Familial hypercholesterolemia

  • moderate or severe chronic kidney disease (persistent proteinuria or eGFR <45 mL/min/1.73 m2)

  • total serum cholesterol > 7.5mmol/L

  • systolic BP of ≥ 180mmHg or diastolic BP of ≥ 110mmHg

The previous eligibility criteria will remain the same:
-    18 years or more and have previously been diagnosed with one or more of the following:

-    45 years or more, or ≥ 35 years and of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and have an Absolute Risk score of ≥10% when referred by a GP clinic.

For more information on the Life! program and to see if you are eligible call 13 RISK (13 74 75).




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