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The Aboriginal Life! Program is a type 2 diabetes prevention program for Victorian Aboriginal people and their families.
The program aims to identify people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes using the Diabetes Risk Test
(Type 2 diabetes Risk Assessment Tool for Aboriginal Victorians), and to deliver a healthy lifestyle program (Road To Good Health Initiative) to reduce the risk of progression to diabetes.
Studies have shown that interventions that support lifestyle change can prevent up to 58% of the expected progression to diabetes.
In early 2016, the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) Healthy Lifestyle and Tackling Tobacco Team worked in collaboration with the Diabetes Victoria Life! Team to integrate Life’s Road to Good Health into VAHS’s Six Week Challenge.
The program is coordinated by the Victorian branch of Diabetes Australia as part of the mainstream Life! program.
Abstract adapted from Diabetes Australia - Victoria
570 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9667 1777