HOME WEIGHT LOSS HEALTH NUTRITION FITNESS BEAUTY RECIPES LIFESTYLE
     
         

Weight Loss Articles

 

Boost metabolism for weight loss

  8 Ways to bust a weight loss plateau
  Top four tips to lose weight
  What's your healthy weight?
  Bogus weight loss claims busted!

Weight Loss Resources

 Weight Loss Books
 Weight Loss Articles
 Weight Loss Coach
 Weight Loss Health Videos
 Weight Loss Products
 Weight Loss Directory

Weight Loss Tools

 Body Mass Index
 Calorie Counter
 Fat Counter
 Weight Loss Journal
 Weight Watchers Points
 Weight Loss News

Today's Weight Loss Tip

Weight Loss Sponsors

 
 

 

 

spacer

The Health Centre

Australians With Type 2 Diabetes

diabetesHow many Australians have diabetes?

In the 2004-05 National Health Survey, 699,600 Australians (3.5% of the population) reported having diabetes. Based on the 1999-2000 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle study, around one million Australians are estimated to have diabetes with the number expecting to increase over the coming decade. Rates of Type 2 diabetes in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are among the highest in the world. In some Indigenous communities as many as one third of the population may have diabetes.

The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increases with age. Nearly 1 in 4 people aged 75 and over have Type 2 diabetes compared to less than 1 in 1,000 people in their 20s. However, rates of diabetes are increasing in all age groups. You can help reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy weight, doing regular exercise, and eating a balanced diet.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

 

 
 
spacer

 

 

 

 

button Fast track weight loss with vegetables in your daily diet

button Superfood almonds great for weight loss snacks

 

button How to choose whole grains for health and weight loss
arrow  Visit all videos
 

Popular Topics On Weight Loss Health

weight loss bullet How to get a flat, toned tummy.

weight loss bullet Cut out hunger with protein.
weight loss bullet How to snack without getting fat.
weight loss bullet Tummy fat!  Does it matter?
weight loss bullet Body shape impact on  weight loss
weight loss bullet Is your body chemistry making you over weight?
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Your Weight (kgs)

Your Height (cms)

Your BMI

 

 What does your BMI number mean?  Find out more.