AIHW di­a­betes re­port

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AUS­TRALIANS liv­ing with di­a­betes ex­pe­ri­ence much higher death rates than those with­out, with some par­tic­u­larly con­cern­ing trends seen among those with type 2 di­a­betes, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased to­day by the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Health and Wel­fare (AIHW).

The re­port, Death among peo­ple with di­a­betes in Aus­tralia’, ex­am­ines the 156,000 deaths that oc­curred be­tween 200 and 2014 in peo­ple with di­a­betes who were reg­is­tered with the Na­tional Di­a­betes Ser­vices Scheme, and shows a sig­nif­i­cant dis­par­ity in death rates for both type 1 and type 2 di­a­betes.

“We found that over­all death rates among peo­ple with di­a­betes were al­most twice as high as the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion,” said AIHW spokesper­son Dr Lynelle Doon.

“Kver­all in Aus­tralia, there is a trend to­ward lower death rates, but for peo­ple with type 2 di­a­betes, these im­prove­ments have not been seen,” Doon said.

For peo­ple with type 1 di­a­betes, how­ever, death rates fell 20% be­tween 200 and 2014, which was a larger im­prove­ment than that ob­served for the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion.

The re­port also showed death rates among peo­ple with di­a­betes had a di­rect cor­re­la­tion with so­cioe­co­nomic dis­ad­van­tage and re­mote­ness.

Kver­all, di­a­betes, coro­nary heart dis­ease and stroke were the most com­mon un­der­ly­ing causes of death among peo­ple with type 1 or type 2 di­a­betes, Doon said.

See the re­port at aihw.gov.au.

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