Prevent type 2 diabetes with Life!

Prevent type 2 diabetes with Life!

Life! is a FREE group program for eligible people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, developed by Diabetes Victoria:

  • The Life! group course involves a one-on-one introductory session and five group sessions run across a six month period.  There is also a follow up session at 12 months.
  • The group course offers people the knowledge, skills, support and expert advice needed to make lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  • The group environment provides support and motivation to help people reach their health goals.
  • Each session is run by a qualified health professional and runs for approximately 120 minutes and partners/friends are welcome to provide extra support.
  • Participants receive a comprehensive participant workbook full of practical information on nutrition and physical activity, goal setting, sleep, stress and lapses.
  • Life! is facilitated by the Health & Wellness Team at EACH, with our next program starting October 2018 at our Wantirna South site.

Am I Eligible? 

Life! is open to all Victorian adults (18 years and older) with an AUSDRISK score ≥ 12 (Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool AUSDRISK) and BMI ≥ 25

People may also be eligible if they have a previous diagnosis of:

  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease (including angina, myocardial infarction and angioplasty)
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Moderate or severe chronic kidney disease
  • Total serum cholesterol >7.5mmol/L
  • Systolic BP ≥ 180mmHg or diastolic BP of ≥ 110mmHg

People who have an absolute CVD risk score of ≥ 10% when referred by a GP clinic are also welcome.

Group details are as follows –

Location         

EACH, 2 Capital City Boulevard, Westfield Knox Ozone, Wantirna South 3152

Time      

10am – 12pm

Dates            

Session 1: 1/11/18

Session 2: 15/11/18

Session 3: 29/11/18

Session 4: 13/12/18

Session 5: May 2019 (Date to be confirmed closer to the time)

Session 6: November 2019 (Date to be confirmed closer to the time)

Interested? 

Contact our intake team on 9757 6200 or LIFE! Team on 13 RISK (13 74 75).

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