Diabetes

Atkinson, D., Murray, R., and Couzos, S. (2008) Diabetes. In: Couzos, Sophia, and Murray, Richard, (eds.) Aboriginal Primary Health Care: an evidence-based approach. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 521-574.

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Diabetes is a significant cause of excess morbidity and mortality among Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. The development of diabetes and the progression to complications can be prevented. The significant proportion of Aboriginal peoples who have undiagnosed diabetes are missing out on the benefits of secondary and tertiary preventive interventions. An integrated approach to prevention is required that promotes the benefits of physical activity (even in the absence of dietary change or weight loss), leanness, and a healthy diet that is high in complex carbohydrates and low in fat (with monounsaturates replacing saturated fats) and extended to all Aboriginal people.

Item ID: 7303
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: Aboriginal health; Aboriginal health and diabetes; diabetes prevention and management
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ISBN: 978-0-19-555138-9
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2010 04:42
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 67%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 33%
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