Opinion

About 60,000 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes yearly

By Dr Peter Brukner
July 12 2022 - 5:00pm
People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes. That means that between 11,000 and 33,000 Australians will suffer a diabetes-related heart attack in a given year. Picture: Getty Images
People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes. That means that between 11,000 and 33,000 Australians will suffer a diabetes-related heart attack in a given year. Picture: Getty Images

The latest health statistics released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlight the disastrous impact of type 2 diabetes on the Australian population.

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