Healthy lifestyle programs
Are you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? What about heart disease? Would you know if you were at risk? Would you know how to prevent it?
Trying to work out if you are at risk of a chronic condition can be a challenge, with everything from diet and exercise through to age and family history playing a part. Working out what to do about it can be an even bigger challenge.
The good news is that chronic conditions are not inevitable. The really good news is that, beginning in August, Diabetes WA will be rolling out the new Let’s Prevent program throughout the Bunbury Region.
Let’s Prevent is a holistic lifestyle education program that can help you to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Even better, it’s completely free to attend.
The program is for people deemed ‘at risk’ of developing one of these chronic conditions in the future. To find out if you fall into this category, you can complete the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool, a quick online questionnaire (external link). If you score 12 or above, you should consider signing up.
If one of your parents or siblings has type 2 diabetes or heart disease, or has had a stroke, you might also be ‘at risk’ and therefore eligible to participate.
Let’s Prevent will provide you with all the information, motivation and support you need to make important lifestyle changes that will make a big difference to your health, now and in the future.
If you live in Bunbury, Busselton, Harvey, Collie (or anywhere in between) and you want to make a positive step towards staying healthy for longer, email our Prevention Team and sign up for Let’s Prevent today.