Document Type

Report

Publisher

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Place of Publication

Mt Lawley, Western Australia

School

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Comments

Originally published as:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2007). Review of diabetes among Indigenous peoples. Retrieved from: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/chronic-conditions/diabetes/reviews/our-review

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Abstract

This review provides detailed information on the extent of diabetes, and its complications and comorbidities among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including: incidence and prevalence data; hospitalisations; mortality and burden of disease. This review discusses the issues of prevention and management of diabetes, and provides information on relevant programs, services, policies and strategies that address the health issue of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This review concludes by discussing possible future directions for combatting the growing epidemic of diabetes in Australia.

The review focuses primarily on type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but also refers to type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes where relevant. It provides general information on the historical, social and cultural context of diabetes, and the behavioural and biomedical factors that contribute to diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This review draws mostly on journal publications, government reports, national data collections and national surveys, the majority of which can be accessed through the HealthInfoNet's Australian Indigenous HealthBibliography.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

 
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