Type 2 diabetes rife in Gladstone region

GLADSTONE is part of the Type 2 diabetes epidemic, with 2424 people affected by the condition.

Diabetes Queensland data revealed that the whole Wide Bay region was part of the epidemic.

Across 11 cities, Gladstone had the seventh highest figure.

In comparison, Rockhampton has 3572 people with Type 2 diabetes, in Gympie there are 2621 and Maryborough has 2868.

Across the whole Wide Bay region there are 26,560 people suffering from the condition.