The Facts


Diabetes is the world's fastest growing chronic condition and is becoming the largest burden of disease in Australia.

Every six seconds a person dies from diabetes

Every five minutes a person is diagnosed with diabetes

The number of people with diabetes in Australia is three times higher than 25 years ago

One in four Australians aged over 25 years has diabetes or pre-diabetes.

"Type 2 diabetes and the lifestyle risk factors of overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating and smoking have a large impact on the health of both individuals and the community in NSW."

Jillian Skinner
NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research
PHN Western Sydney Diabetes NSW NSW Health