High glycaemia and low uptake of insulin treatment among remote Torres Strait Islanders with diabetes: implications for service delivery

Taylor, Sean, and McDermott, Robyn (2016) High glycaemia and low uptake of insulin treatment among remote Torres Strait Islanders with diabetes: implications for service delivery. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24 (6). pp. 422-423.

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Abstract

[Extract] Torres Strait Islanders have the highest prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Australia.[1] Between 2005/06 and 2009/10, there were on average 123 diabetes separations per year in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service. A review in 2005 noted that newer diabetes cases were younger, more obese and had poorer glycaemic control compared to 6 years previously.[2]

Here we briefly report all diabetes cases in five of the most remote outer islands of the Torres Strait conducted in 2013 who were recruited into a cohort study. These very remote islands are serviced by local primary care workers, nurses and only intermittently visited by specialist outreach teams and general practitioners.

Item ID: 45851
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 05:39
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 > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 25%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 25%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 25%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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