DIABETES is set to become Victoria’s leading health issue, with almost 10,000 newly diagnosed cases in the past 12 months alone.
There are now 323,000 Victorians registered on the National Diabetes Services Scheme, and Diabetes Victoria estimates 125,000 Victorians currently live with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
“Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes is a major problem,” Diabetes Victoria chief executive Craig Bennett said.
“If left untreated, blood glucose levels can continue to rise and damage your body over time. This is why type 2 diabetes is often called the silent killer.”
Symptoms can include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision.