After completing a workplace health check, eight hundred Victorian workers have been instructed to consult a doctor immediately.
The results from the health check found that fifty per cent of men and 30 per cent of women to be at risk of developing diabetes.
The Health Minister, Daniel Andrews, remarks the results are disturbing.
Eight hundred people out of that group needed to see a doctor within 24 hours, he said.
Almost one in 2 makes in the program had elevated risk, high or very high risks of developing Type 2 diabetes, or a heart disease issue and almost a third of females.
Fewer than one in 10 people who had undergone the health test, consumed enough fruits and vegetables, said Mr Andrews.
He stresses, It's about giving people the advice, the understanding that they need to act.
Then, with the support of their GP, with the support of the Victorian health system, to bring about a lifestyle changes they need, to act on those risk factors.