The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released on 30 Jun 2011, titled 'Diabetes prevalence in Australia: detailed estimates for 2007-08', states that 4.1% of Australians have diabetes (Type 1 and 2). The actual prevalance could be higher, given that many people affected by diabetes are not aware of their condition.
Diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic disease. The proportion of Australians with diabetes rose from 1.5% to 4.1% over the 20 years to 2007–08.
The proportion of people affected by Type 2 diabetes in some Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are among the highest in the world, around one third of the population.
Diabetes Australia is the national peak body for diabetes in Australia, representing people living with diabetes, their families and carers. Diabetes Australia is a federation of 12 consumer, health professional and research organisations.
Diabetes Australia administers the National Diabetes Services Scheme for the Australian Government. It provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to thousands of Australians with diabetes.
This category lists professionals with a special interest in the treatment of diabetes, health services, support organisations, distributors of diabetic management consumables and diabetic food suppliers.
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Western Australian Department of Health
East Perth, WA 6004WA Diabetes and Endocrinology provides information for consumers and professionals about diabetes. It links to diabetes services, resources and the Diabetes and Endocrine Health Network.
Turner, ACT 2612Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes. Diabetes Australia works in partnership with consumers, health professionals, and researchers.
Our core focus areas are:
- people affected by all types of diabetes - includes people with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, their families and carers;
- people at risk of developing diabetes
Sydney, NSW 2000The Australian Diabetes Society is the peak medical and scientific organisation aiming to improve care outcomes for Australians with diabetes mellitus. The organisation publishes booklets, flyers and clinical guidelines.
Melbourne, VIC 3000Diabetes Australia Victoria is a leading charity and peak consumer body working to reduce the impact of diabetes. Our work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk.
Turner, ACT 2612Member organisation of Diabetes Australia. Its purpose is "to help all people with diabetes, their families and those at risk, and to contribute to the prevention of diabetes."
Making Healthy Low GI Choices Easy
St Leonards, NSW 2065The Glycemic Index Foundation (GIF) goal is to educate consumers & healthcare professionals about the benefits of a healthy low GI diet in the prevention & control of life-style related chronic diseases. To make healthy low GI choices easy we developed the GI Symbol Program. Foods that carry the GI Symbol meet strict nutritional criteria & the GI value is accurate. Visit the website for more info.
Canberra, ACT 2601Established by Diabetes Australia in 1987, the Diabetes Australia Research Trust supports and develops the field of diabetes research in Australia through providing funding towards the prevention, management and cure for diabetes, as well as enabling and fostering young and upcoming researchers in diabetes research.
Waverley General Practice
Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
Echuca, VIC 3564
Brisbane, QLD 4000