2020 Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke AM (pictured) , is urging the community to start taking their sugar intake seriously.
Western Sydney Diabetes is inviting the community to hear from Dr Muecke, an ophthalmologist and founder of Sight For All, about the impact sugar is having on our health in his confronting presentation, Blinded By Sugar.
Dr Muecke was concerned about the increasing level of diabetic retinopathy he was treating in his practice and has dedicated his year in office to raising awareness of the role our poor diet has on our health.
In the 25-minute presentation, he discusses why type 2 diabetes is a growing worldwide epidemic and explores a number of strategies to curb the toxic impact of sugar on our health and on our world.
“People don’t often realise sugar can potentially harm them or their families, and so it’s essential to raise awareness of how our modern diet plays a critical role in this,” Dr Muecke said.
Western Sydney Diabetes is a collaborative initiative led by Western Sydney Local Health District and Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WentWest) to address the Western Sydney diabetes hotspot.
The talk will be on Tuesday, December 8 at 6.30pm, followed by an interactive A session. Free registration: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZjaIGhFJTcOP1ySipGVshQ
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