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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Scaling up to create a prevention system

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 hour

Every day an estimated 280 Australians develop type 2 diabetes. By 2023, type 2 diabetes is predicted to become the number one specific cause of burden of disease in Australia.

The International Diabetes Federation consensus statement6 on prevention of type 2 diabetes published in 2007 clearly identified two key target activities for prevention to be undertaken simultaneously - a high-risk population approach combined with an entire population approach. However, few countries have implemented this combined approach on a scale large enough to create a prevention system that can work effectively.

In Australia, the state of Victoria is the most advanced, with the combination of a statewide, high-risk population, diabetes prevention program (Life! program) combined with an entire population and systems approach across 12 local government areas (Healthy Together Victoria), as well as the LiveLighter campaign to encourage Victorians to live healthier lifestyles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Name and describe preventive measures for type 2 diabetes
  • List what needs to change nationwide to support these in the example of the state of Victoria
  • Provider name

    The Medical Journal of Australia

    Provider number

    N/A

    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    General Medicine

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Dentist, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Scaling up to create a prevention system
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Child and family health, Diabetes, Generalist
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    CPD Points
    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
    HealthcareLink