Diabetes NSW & ACT and the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) collaborated with Co.As.It. on a project to increase the awareness of Diabetes in the Italian community.
Statistics show there is a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes amongst the Italian-Australian population when compared to the general population. The aim of the project was to increase the awareness of diabetes in the community, develop resources and encourage people to be tested and make lifestyle changes.
Co.As.It. delivers community seminars led by health experts and community leaders on topics including what is diabetes; how to manage diabetes; making lifestyle changes to increase outcomes; and information on regular annual health checks.