Prevention programs and services Diabetes Australia delivers a range of type 2 diabetes prevention programs and services, both nationally and locally. My health for life (Queensland) Delivered by Diabetes Australia, My health for life is a free, healthy lifestyle program for Queenslanders who are at high risk of chronic disease, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Designed to support positive behaviour change, the program helps eligible participants plan and action small lifestyle changes that have long term health benefits. The COACH Program® (Tasmania) Delivered by Diabetes Australia in Tasmania, the COACH Program® is a free telephone coaching service for people at risk of, or diagnosed with, type 2 diabetes. It helps people to understand, manage and improve their health in particular around the risk factors associated with diabetes and its complications. Join the program or find out more. Beat It Developed by Diabetes Australia, Beat It is an 8 week fitness program that involves moderate intensity aerobic, strength and balance based exercises as well as education sessions on healthy living. This life-changing exercise program can help you get back into a healthy routine to better manage your diabetes and other chronic lifestyle conditions. Beat It is for people living with, or at risk of, diabetes or other chronic lifestyle conditions who want to increase their physical activity levels. Find out more. Baby Steps Baby Steps supports women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, to make healthy choices. It is designed to empower women to implement lifestyle changes and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The Baby Steps program: includes short videos, learning sessions and interactive activities explores food choices, physical activity, stress and medications encourages you to set personalised goals can be accessed and used on your computer, tablet or smartphone via an internet connection at any time that suits your lifestyle—available 24/7 allows you to sync a FitBit, Google Fit or Garmin activity tracker to the program to help set targets and compete in challenges tracks steps or active minutes keeps a track of blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and waist measurements ask a health professional any questions you may have lets you share stories and learn from other mums through the community support chat forum To find out more visit Baby Steps. Other type 2 diabetes prevention programs delivered locally across Australia Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service (New South Wales) The Get Healthy Service offers free telephone health coaching to all NSW residents 16 years and over. You receive up to 6 months of coaching calls to help you stay motivated and feel empowered to reach your health goals. University qualified health coaches including dietitians and exercise physiologists offer support relating to healthy eating, physical activity, reducing alcohol or achieving a healthy weight. Register online to get started on your Get Healthy journey, or call 1300 806 258 Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm. Life! (Victoria) The Life! program is a Victorian lifestyle modification program that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Run by expert health professionals, the program is delivered as a Group Course or a Telephone Health Coaching service. Funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Victoria it is the biggest prevention program of its type in Australia. Visit Life! for more information. AUS2PREVENT (South Australia) Diabetes SA, in collaboration with Flinders University, is testing the AUS2PREVENT lifestyle change program consisting of 14 face-to-face, structured group sessions and support over a 12-month period. The Trial aims to demonstrate that AUS2PREVENT is more effective at preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and is also more cost-effective than current “Usual Care” (namely, brief education from the GP). Find out more information about the AUS2PREVENT Trial. Let’s Prevent (Western Australia) Let’s Prevent is a health program for people at risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke living in the South-West region of WA. The program provides participants with information and support so they can make positive lifestyle changes and ultimately prevent or delay three of the most common chronic conditions. Find out more about Let’s Prevent. Let’s Prevent Digital (Western Australia) Let’s Prevent Digital is a unique, education and behaviour change program based on evidence from the UK and Australia. Diabetes WA is adapting an online structured behaviour change program for Western Australian audiences at risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Let’s Prevent Digital is a free online program that will put you on the path to better health and wellbeing. It is a digital version of the face-to-face program. It’s not a fad diet or exercise regime. It’s a health program that provides you with practical information and skills that will enable you to make simple, sustainable lifestyle changes.