A fresh campaign has been launched in Australia to raise awareness about diabetes . The graphic campaign, part of National Diabetes Week, is an attempt to stem the flow of the disease in Australia.
The campaign urges Australians to get out a measuring tape and see if they are part of the high-risk population who may develop the disease. Those men who have waists over 100 cm, and those women who have waists over 90cm, are likely to face the highest risk. Being overweight leads to obesity, a condition that accounts for many pre- diabetics .
More Australians than ever before are developing diabetes, and according to other reports the victims are becoming younger. In Australia, as many 275 diabetics are diagnosed every day, with an estimated 1.5 million in the country. Healthcare experts have stressed the need to prevent the disease at an early stage.

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