Diabetes continues to be a significant epidemic in the 21st century, resulting in numerous complications that affect vital organs such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and eyes.

In the past decade, significant progress has been made in diabetes management, leading to a reduction in these complications.

Due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes, there is a need for more extensive efforts at the public health level and the development of new therapies to further enhance the prognosis for this prevalent condition.

National Diabetes Week serves as a reminder of the ongoing global health challenge posed by diabetes, including within Australia.

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Produced By: Moemina Shukur

Featured In Story: Professor Mark Cooper – Head of Department of Diabetes, Monash University.

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 11 July 2023