Oral Presentation The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association 2013

Successful, cost effective interventions for improvement of lifestyle, prevention of weight gain and ultimately reduction of diabetes risk: a successful exemplar (#159)

Helena Teede 1 2
  1. Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University , Clayton, VIC, Australia
  2. Monash Health/Monash University, Clayton, Vic, Australia

With the onslaught of energy dense dietary intake, sedentary lifestyle, increasing BMIs and related complications including diabetes, there is a clear priority and policy environment to optimise lifestyle and prevent these major public health issues. As with all successful public health advances, we will need a multifaceted, persistent, progressive program to address lifestyle, obesity and diabetes prevention. In this update, a broader public health context will be set and a review of recent initiatives and trials in this area summarised.