When you view the world as if it was 100 people then only 9 adults live with the condition of diabetes. Doesn’t seem so bad? However each one of those people, represents 70 million others!

Yikes..that means over 630 million adults are living with diabetes. And that does not include the number of adolescents and children who are coping with the health condition.

July 9 – 15 is National Diabetes Week, when the spotlight shines directly on this debilitating but largely preventable condition. Here are some of the warning signs:

Increased thirst, and increased hunger (especially after eating), dry mouth, frequent urination or urine infections, unexplained weight lost, fatigue, blurred vision and headaches.

Many of us are walking on the tightrope of diabetes without any idea of the seriousness of the condition.

Diabetes Australia has produced an App that you can download for free to assist you with meal planning, latest news and health articles. Available from https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/diabetes-australia-app

If you think that you may be at risk or you need help to manage your condition ring the Diabetes Australia Help Line on 1300 136 588.