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New diabetes strategy targets priority groups

More than 17,000 Australians died from diabetes-related illness over the past 12 months, as another 120,000 were diagnosed with the nation's fastest-growing chronic disease. Currently, about 1.9 million Australians suffer from diabetes, with case numbers skyrocketing by 30 per cent over the past eight years. The National Diabetes Strategy 2021-2030 outlines key areas, including prevention, early detection, management and care that must be addressed more urgently in the coming decade.

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