About  Capital Chicks CANberra

Did you know that Gestational Diabetes is the fastest growing diabetes in Australia? Currently, one in seven women who are pregnant will be diagnosed with gestational diabetes and in the ACT, rates are higher. 

 

Whilst gestational diabetes is short lived, it increases you and your baby’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. 

 

The good news is that there is a lot that you can do to reduce the risk of developing these lifestyle conditions including following a healthy lifestyle before pregnancy, during pregnancy and after pregnancy.  

 

Research shows that being a health weight, exercising regularly, eating well and not smoking can reduce your risk of gestational diabetes by up to 83%.  

 

Funded by ACT Health and facilitated by Diabetes NSW & ACT, Capital Chicks CANberra is a virtual community of Canberra women coming together to tackle health, one step at a time. 

 

Focusing on health and wellbeing, Canberra women are connected to each other, to experts, as well as local services, programs and events to achieve their health goals. Our ‘Ask the expert’ feature gives you the opportunity to ask health related questions to one of our accredited health professionals.  

 

Each month we deliver to you a monthly wellbeing campaign that is made up of videos, podcasts, articles and community sharing. The monthly campaign gives you the ability to learn, breathe, eat well, move and wind down. 

 

Like Netflix for your health, this virtual community is a ‘go-to’ place for your health and wellbeing with access to expert, credible support from your mobile phone, anywhere, anytime and at no cost.  

 

JOIN Capital Chicks CANberra and together we can turn the health of Canberra around . 



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