The Life! program supports you to take control of your life, teaching you how to adopt healthy behaviours and a more active lifestyle to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This is a free program fully funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Australia – Victoria, Life!
Kyann Calvi Dietitian and Diabetes Educator has become a trained facilitator for us to be able to run the program here at Croydon Sports Clinic. For eligibility log on to www.diabeteslife.org.au to 'Take the Risk Test' or speak to our receptionist.
Patient must fit one of the following criteria to be eligible for the program
► 45 years or more, or over 18 years and of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and have scored 12 or higher on the AUSDRISK tool or;
► 45 years or more, or over 35 years and of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and have an Absolute Risk score of ≥ 10% when referred by a GP clinic or;
► 18 years or more and have previously been diagnosed with one or more of the following:
- pre-existing cardiovascular disease*
- gestational diabetes
- moderate or severe Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- any family members with high cholesterol and are on medication
- blood test results with a total cholesterol > 7.5mmol/L
- systolic BP of ≥ 180mmHg or diastolic BP of ≥ 110mmHg.(high blood pressure of 180/110 or greater)
To be eligible for the program the patient must not have diabetes, clinically active cancer (not in remission) and must not be pregnant.
Go to the link and 'TAKE THE RISK TEST'