Eight hundred Victorian workers have been instructed to consult a doctor immediately, after undergoing a workplace health check.
Over the past year, 100,000 State Government-funded checks have been completed.
Fifty per cent of men and 30 per cent of women were found to be at risk of developing diabetes.
The Health Minister, Daniel Andrews, says the results are disturbing.
“Eight hundred people out of that group needed to see a doctor within 24 hours,” he said.
“Almost one in two males in the program had elevated risks, high or very high risks of developing Type 2 diabetes or a heart disease issue, and almost a third of females.”
Mr Andrews said fewer than one in 10 people who took the test, ate enough fruit and vegetables.
“It’s about giving people the advice, the understanding that they need to act,” he said.
“Then, with the support of their GP, with the support of the Victorian health system, to bring about the lifestyle changes they need, to act on those risk factors.”