Thanks to Melbourne Victory’s Premier Partner, Diabetes College, we’re giving away a money-can’t-buy clinic on AAMI Park for your kids aged 8-14.
Victory stalwart, and Diabetes College Ambassador, Archie Thompson will host the clinic, giving kids a chance to get active in a fun environment.
The clinic will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our home, AAMI Park.
To enter this great competition, all you have to do is visit www.gomvfc.com.au/diabetescollegecompetition and list two factors which increase the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (see below list).
Risk factors include:
- Being overweight
- Lack of exercise
- Unhealthy eating habits/portion sizes
- Family history of diabetes (parents, siblings, even grandparents)
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Smoking (50 per cent increase)
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Age (usually 30+, but can be younger)
- Having pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome
- Having had gestational diabetes
- Abdominal obesity/larger waist circumference
What is diabetes?
Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which regulates glucose in the bloodsteam. People with diabetes have too much glucose in their blood.
The cause is either:
- The pancreas has stopped producing insulin – this is known as type 1 diabetes (10-15% of all cases)
- The pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or more commonly, cells of the body develop a resistance to the insulin – this is known as type 2 diabetes (85-90% of all cases)
One in four Australian adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes and people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop depression.
Diabetes College offer a Certificate 2 in Understanding and Management of Diabetes for those interested in learning more.
To enter this great competition, all you have to do is visit www.gomvfc.com.au/diabetescollegecompetition and list two factors which increase the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.