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Diabetes mellitus in the australian indigenous community

de Abreu, Lelia L.F., Walder, Ken and Gibert, Yann 2013, Diabetes mellitus in the australian indigenous community, Journal of medical disorders, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.7243/2053-3659-1-4.

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Title Diabetes mellitus in the australian indigenous community
Author(s) de Abreu, Lelia L.F.
Walder, Ken
Gibert, Yann
Journal name Journal of medical disorders
Volume number 1
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher University of Illinois
Place of publication Urbana, Ill.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0445-3611
Keyword(s) Diabetes mellitus
Summary This report aims to investigate the higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among Indigenous Australians, with recommendations to Australians Health Professionals in order to increase awareness of Indigenous health peculiarities related to diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetes has become one of the most common public health problems of the 21st century. The proportion of Aborigines Australians developing T2D is 5 to 10 times greater than non-Aborigines. Although DM in Aboriginal community is multifactorial, this report shows three perceived causes: (i) obesity and the "Thrifty Gene Hypothesis", (ii) geographical position and (iii) smoking. It concluded that the combination of these causes have increased the incidence of DM among Indigenous Australians. Therefore, the following are recommended: improvement of genetic research, improvement of medical facilities, and increased employment of Indigenous Health Professionals and improvement of anti-smoking policies.
Language eng
DOI 10.7243/2053-3659-1-4
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
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