Diabetes among young Australians is the first report from the National Centre for Monitoring Diabetes to examine the management and impact of diabetes in youth in Australia. Diabetes affects a considerable number of young people: in 2010, about 31,300 Australians aged 0-30 years with diabetes were registered with the National Diabetes Service Scheme. Most (79%) had Type 1 diabetes. This report explores how young Australians with diabetes are managing their condition, their use of health services and the diabetes-related health problems they experience.
ISSN 1444-8033; ISBN 978-1-74249-378-7; Cat. no. CVD 59; 84pp.; $20
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- 1 Introduction
- Data sources and methods
- Report structure
- 2 Transition into adulthood and adult health care
- The task of transitioning
- 3 Blood glucose monitoring and control
- Insulin pump use
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Blood glucose control with insulin
- 4 Use of health care services
- General practice
- Diabetes centres
- 5 Diabetes-related morbidity and mortality
- Hospital emergency department services
- Admitted patient hospital services
- 6 Synthesis of findings
- How do young people manage the treatment of their diabetes?
- Who provides health care for young people with diabetes?
- How much morbidity and mortality do young people with diabetes experience?
- The transition to adult health care
- Future work
- End matter
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Emergency department presentations in New South Wales
- Appendix C Additional tables
- List of tables
- List of figures
AIHW 2012. Diabetes among young Australians. Diabetes series no. 18. Cat. no. CVD 59. Canberra: AIHW.