National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week 2019 kicks off on 14 July and runs until 20 July.

It's about time we took the time to better detect all types of diabetes.

For type 1 diabetes, this means taking the time to learn the 4Ts (toilet, thirsty, tired, thinner) - the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes.

For type 2 diabetes, this means taking the time to get checked.

Find out more about the campaign and download campaign materials here.


4400 Reasons In 2016, the 4400 Reasons Campaign highlighted the tragedy of diabetes-related amputations. Every year, more than 4,400 amputations are carried out as a result of diabetes. We need to do more to reduce the impact of diabetes.

The campaign was launched outside the Royal Melbourne Hospital.



The 280-a-day campaign highlighted the concerning growth of the diabetes epidemic in Australia. The campaign also released research highlighting the fact that most people still underestimate the number of people with diabetes and the serious health complications relating to the condition.

2014 Check My Risk

The You think this is scary? national campaign aims to increase public awareness of the seriousness of type 2 diabetes, draw attention to the increasing numbers of Australians developing the condition, and promote the ‘good news’ story that up to 58 per cent of cases can be prevented.

2013 Face of Diabetes

The Face of Diabetes campaign aimed to provide the incoming Australian government with a clear framework for a new national strategy for diabetes and a five year action plan.

Following their election, the Coalition Government committed to a national strategy.

2012 Let's Prevent Diabetes

The Let's Prevent Diabetes campaign, presented the case for a national diabetes prevention program for the high risk.

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