Diabetes Prevention sessions

Diabetes Australia Prevention sessions

A free presentation for brigades and workplaces on diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention is delivered by a certified health professional.

The interactive and engaging sessions run for approximately 45 minutes and cover:

  • What is diabetes, heart disease and stroke?
  • Symptoms and complications of diabetes;
  • Risk factors linked to type 2 diabetes;
  • Chronic disease prevention (healthy eating and physical activity); and
  • An introduction to the Life! program.

All attendees can complete an Australian Diabetes Risk (AUSDRISK) assessment to determine their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. High risk, eligible attendees are then given the opportunity to participate in a Life! group course or the telephone health coaching service. The Life! program is free* and available to people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. There are two program options available:

Group course

The Life! group course involves an introductory session and five group sessions run across a six month period. Each session is run by a qualified health professional and the group environment provides support and motivation to help you reach your goals.

Telephone Health Coaching

Life! telephone health coaching is a flexible service that fits in with your lifestyle. Telephone health coaching consists of six one-on-one telephone sessions with a trained health professional, over a six month period. Your health coach supports you to keep motivated and on track for success.

All participants will receive a comprehensive participant workbook full of practical information on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress and how to manage lapses. For more information visit www.lifeprogram.org.au

Free*- high income earners will need to pay a small fee.