Revelations about diabetes in the Upper Hunter

July 14, 2023 12:14 pm in by
There are almost 133 diabetics in the Muswellbrook region. Image: StoryBlocks

Missed health checks for Australians with diabetes are costing our health system 2.3 billion dollars every year.

New modelling from Diabetes Australia found the yearly cost for those living with type 2 diabetes not receiving recommended care is more than 3 and a half thousand dollars per-person..

Diabetes Australia CEO Justine Cain said there are currently 1,270 people in the Muswellbrook region living with diabetes.

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Of those, all but 170 of those people live with type 2 diabetes.