WIN: Diabetes College clinic with Archie at AAMI Park

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.