Telstra has launched a new website to highlight the latest data showing the prevalence of type 1 diabetes in the community.
The company said its customers had the lowest diabetes rates in the country according to a survey by Telstra and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Telstra CEO David Thodey said in a statement the company had “done the research, and we believe this to be the case”.
“This study also found that Australians with diabetes have an average of just one prescription a year compared to Australians with the lowest rate of diabetes,” he said.
“This study shows that while the average person has one prescription, Australians with type 1 can expect to be on their way to becoming diabetes free in two years time.”
The company also said Australians with high blood pressure were “particularly at risk” of developing type 1.
The telco said Australians living in the Perth metropolitan area had the highest prevalence of diabetes, followed by Australians living on the Gold Coast, the Northern Territory and the ACT.