Stoner urges action on diabetes perfect storm

There are approximately 366 million people around the world who have diabetes.

Of this, 1.15 million Australians have been officially diagnosed with the disease, equivalent to the entire city of Adelaide.

Perhaps even more alarmingly, the NSW diabetes population is approximately 410,000, a group of people larger than the nation’s capital, Canberra.

“As diabetes becomes a national health priority, we need to take action and make changes in our lives to protect our health and the health of our children,” Mr Stoner said.

“One simple piece of advice I’m taking from Australian Diabetes Council that we can all do for a healthier future is prepare a home-cooked meal, with plenty of veggies on the 14th of November and sit down with the family at the dinner table.”

You can also show your support for World Diabetes Day by wearing something blue, the international colour of diabetes.