Diabetes Tasmania is a local health charity and peak body for diabetes services in our State. We’re all about promoting great health. Whatever type of diabetes you may have: type 1, type 2 diabetes, gestational, pre-diabetes or no diabetes, you can still live a long and healthy life. Diabetes Tasmania is here to help you understand how you can be healthy and feel great.
An important part of being healthy is being active! We are delighted to be part of the RACT City to Casino Fun Run & Walk in 2017 and we encourage everyone to get involved. With events over 3 distances, everyone can be part of it. But don’t go it alone – grab a bunch of friends, co-workers, family, or strangers and form a team to raise money in support of the 27,464 Tasmanians diagnosed with diabetes.
Diabetes is often the precursor to a raft of other conditions: heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, amputation, blindness and sexual dysfunction. Up to 60% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented, minimising the risk of complications. In Australia, 280 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day. The need for health promotion and diabetes prevention grows every day.
You can be part of the solution by registering your fundraising team here. Choose a team theme and dress up, if that’s your thing. Print some team t-shirts or dress in your favourite colour. You might be in the running for a best-dressed prize and top fundraiser prize. All funds raised will remain in Tasmania and be used to promote great health and support people with diabetes to be as healthy as can be.
To find out more about Diabetes Tasmania’s services, visit our website www.diabetestas.org.au or find us on Facebook and Twitter. You might even find some training tips to help you go the distance at the RACT City to Casino Fun Run & Walk.