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Title: Management of diabetes in Indigenous communities: lessons from the Australian Aboriginal population.
Authors: Nguyen HD
Chitturi S
Maple-Brown LJ
Citation: Internal medicine journal 2016-11; 46(11): 1252-1259
Abstract: Type 2 diabetes mellitus and other chronic cardio-metabolic conditions are significant contributors to the large disparities in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent from a young age among Indigenous Australians and is often preceded by a cluster of risk factors, including central obesity, dyslipidaemia, albuminuria and socio-economic disadvantage. Management of type 2 diabetes in Australian Indigenous peoples can be challenging in the setting of limited resources and socio-economic disadvantage. Key strategies to address these challenges include working in partnership with patients, communities and primary healthcare services (PHC, Aboriginal community controlled and government services) and working in a multidisciplinary team. Population prevention measures are required within and beyond the health system, commencing as early as possible in the life course.
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Journal title: Internal medicine journal
Publication Date: 2016-11
Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1111/imj.13123
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