The diabetes epidemic is one of the largest and most complex health challenges Australia has faced. It touches millions of lives across the country and impacts every part of our health system.
And its impact is growing. In the past 20 years, the numbers have dramatically increased by around 220%. If the growth rates continue, there will be more than 3.1 million Australians living with diabetes by 2050 and the annual cost is forecast to grow to about $45 billion per annum in this time.
Behind these numbers are real people. People with diabetes who want to live long and live well. These are the people we are uniting for, to drive change and have a greater impact.
Together we can change the lives of millions of Australians, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents, and loved ones, who are living with diabetes or will develop the condition in the years ahead.
That’s why we are asking all Australians to join us and unite in the fight for change.
Australians live with diabetes -- an increase of 220% since 2000
projected Australians living with diabetes by 2050
diabetes-related hospitalisations per annum by 2050
cost to Australia per annum by 2050
A new Diabetes Australia report has highlighted the spiralling impact of diabetes on Australia.
The report brings together the latest research and data to highlight the key trends driving the diabetes epidemic and draws on contributions from Australia’s leading diabetes experts.
Read the report
Our ambition for the future is bold. We want a future where diabetes can do no harm.
Urgent action is needed to:
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