According to recent reports, one in seven Australians will have type 2 diabetes by the year 2050. The report into the impacts of type 2 diabetes was conducted by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling and commissioned by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly .
In equivalent terms, some 1.6 million Australian people will have diabetes, largely due to an increasingly inactive and ageing population. Professor Laurie Brown was reported as commenting: “We should be tailoring health dollars into prevention, encouraging adult Australians to look after their weight. The second message is people are going to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and we have to invest more into healthcare strategies that will help control their diabetes .”
He reportedly continued: “Both state and territory and Commonwealth governments should not only be looking at prevention strategies but looking at investing more health dollars into helping people with type 2 diabetes control their disorder.”

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