New research by Diabetes Australia involving over 1000 Australians, shows that three out of four people ‘substantially underestimate’ the prevalence of diabetes and over 60 per cent of people don’t link diabetes to its major complications including heart attacks, stroke, anxiety and depression.

Diabetes Australia CEO, Greg Johnson, said the research showed that people also tend to underestimate their own personal risk.

“Two out of three people older than 55 years or younger than 24 years stated that they are ‘not at risk’," he said.

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