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Journal article

Risk factors for renal disease and diabetes in remote Australia – findings from the Western Desert Kidney Health Project

This article presents the findings for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, determining the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), kidney disease and associated risk factors in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia.

Diabetes in the news: project report

This report summarises the results from a computer-assisted investigation of how the Australian news media write about diabetes. The research focussed on reporting in 12 national and metropolitan Australian newspapers over five years (2013-2017).
Fact sheet

Fact Check: If diabetes were a country how big would it be?

Federal Assistant Minister for Health Ken Wyatt claims diabetes is a growing global issue. Mr Wyatt said "if diabetes was a country it would be the fifth largest country in the world".

Purple House Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation Strategic Plan 2019 -2022

Purple House's five year strategy to continue improving the lives of people with renal failure, reunite families and reduce the impact of kidney disease in our communities.

Cutting costs while improving care: Samoa's diabetic foot clinic

A retrospective study of medical records provided an opportunity to compare the costs and benefits of the DFC with those of acute hospital care and amputation.

Improving national reporting on diabetes in pregnancy

This report describes national data sources available for monitoring the effects of diabetes during pregnancy on mothers and babies. It identifies current data gaps, alternate data sources for monitoring outcomes associated with diabetes in pregnancy, and possible data linkages to improve national monitoring of pregnancies...

Diabetes in the news: executive summary

The University of Sydney has funded a project to explore how the Australian news media write about diabetes. The research focussed on reporting in 12 national and metropolitan Australian newspapers over the last five years (2013-2017).
Journal article

Adult pancreas side population cells expand after and cell injury and are a source of insulin-secreting cells

This article looks at how pancreas stem cells are a potential source of insulin-producing and cells for the therapy of diabetes. In adult tissues the ‘side population’ (SP) of cells that effluxes the DNA binding dye Hoechst 33342 through ATP-binding cassette transporters has stem cell...

Insulin pump use in Australia

Insulin pump use in Australia explores the number, characteristics and experiences of insulin pump users, using information from the National Diabetes Services Scheme and the first national survey of insulin pump users, conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In 2011, the proportion...

Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia

Diabetes is a challenging problem for public health worldwide. This new report by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute investigates why growing numbers of Australians are diagnosed with this silent deadly disease each year. It is a chronic disorder in which a person has...