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Every year tens of thousands of Australians are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

It can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn. Sometimes you don’t feel any different. It can be hard to find the time. Many people don’t know where to turn.

What I Wish I Knew is a new campaign featuring real stories from real people sharing what they wished they’d known when they were first diagnosed. 

When Barry’s GP told him he was at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes he brushed it off. He didn’t have any symptoms and thought he was bulletproof. But, a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and a major health scare several years’ later left Barry wishing he’d taken his health seriously.

Watch Barry’s story and find out what he wished he’d known when he was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Barry’s story: What I Wish I Knew…

When Elaine was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes she thought she was too busy to make time to manage her diabetes. Then her health deteriorated, and she was put on six months sick leave.

Watch Elaine’s story and find out what she wished she’d known when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Elaine’s story: What I Wish I Knew…

When Jodie was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was overwhelmed.

She didn’t know anything about diabetes and didn’t know the questions to ask to get more information. Nothing was working, then she found the right healthcare team to support her. 

Watch Jodie’s story and find out what she wished she’d known when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Jodie’s story: What I Wish I Knew…