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DIABETES AUSTRALIA WALK TO WORK DAY IS ON TODAY

October 04, 2019 -

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Thousands of Australians will put their feet first and walk to work for Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day today which raises awareness about the importance of building walking regularly into your daily routine.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey (2017-18) has recently reported that almost half of young adults are now overweight or obese – one of the leading causes of developing Type 2 diabetes with one person diagnosed every eight minutes.

Diabetes Australia’s interactive map reveals the number of people living with diabetes in your local area which can be analysed by state, Federal or State electoral zone, local Government area and postcode. To view the interactive map, click here.

To follow is information about talent for interviews, live reads and information/talking points about the event.

RADIO INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE NOW

To arrange your interview or pre-record for news on the day call Caitlin on 0403 326 652

1. Harold Scruby – CEO/Chairman for Pedestrian Council of Australia Limited

o Can talk to all points

2. Professor Greg Johnson – CEO of Diabetes Australia

o Can talk to Diabetes stats and how walking helps prevent Type 2 Diabetes

3. Dr Tony Bartone – CEO of Australian Medical Association

o Can talk about general health benefits of walking regularly

4. George Tambassis – National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

o Can talk about general health benefits of walking regularly

LIVE READ SCRIPTS

30 SECOND LIVE READ

Every eight minutes an Australian is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Being overweight and inactive significantly increases a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Walking regularly is one of the best forms of physical activity because you can easily build it into your daily routine so let’s get walking every day.

Today is Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day, so put your feet first and let’s get walking.

For more information, head to walk.com.au.

15 SECOND LIVE READ Every eight minutes an Australian is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Being overweight and inactive significantly increases the risks, so let’s get walking every day.

Today is Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day, so put your feet first and let’s get walking.

For more information, head to walk.com.au.

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Contact Details

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0403 326 652 | 08 8121 7717 | caitlin@littlelion.com.au

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