The stakes are high
1.8 million Australians live with diabetes. People with diabetes are 8 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, and develop other complications like kidney disease, dementia, and several types of cancer.
$12 Billion per year
Heart disease is the most expensive disease in Australia (2012–13).
1 in 6
As many as one in six Australians will suffer a stroke.
Every year, 57,000 Australians suffer a heart attack.
Cardiac arrest is lethal within minutes and on average less than 10 per cent of victims survive!
STOP people dying of diabetes and heart disease.
STOP the progression of disease for those already unwell.