Diabetes prevalence in Australia is growing, and there is now very good evidence that certain risk factors directly impact on the likelihood of a person developing diabetes. You can take action now to manage many of these risk factors through lifestyle changes.
The Risk Factor Management program is for people with multiple risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes.
It uses the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK), which determines a risk score that predicts the likelihood of an individual developing type 2 diabetes within the next 5 years. The program aims to help members reduce their risk score and the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The AUSDRISK tool was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute on behalf of the Australian Government.
Take the AUSDRISK risk test or answer the 5 simple questions below to estimate your risk of developing type 2 diabetes:
If you answered “yes” to more than 2 of the above questions you may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. These risk factors for type 2 diabetes can be reduced and our useful program can help you achieve your health goals while reducing these risks.
To access the Risk Factor Management program, you need to
To check your eligibility, please review your fact sheet or contact Australian Unity on 13 29 39.
Call Australian Unity on 13 29 39 if you’d like to enrol in this program.