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released: 6 Dec 2012 author: AIHW media release

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

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Aims
      • Data sources and methods
      • Report structure
      • Diabetes
    • 2 Transition into adulthood and adult health care
      • Adolescence
      • The task of transitioning
    • 3 Blood glucose monitoring and control
      • Background
      • 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
      • Mortality
    • 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
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A
        • Data sources and methods
      • Appendix B
        • Emergency department presentations in New South Wales
      • Appendix C Additional tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Diabetes among young Australians. Diabetes series no. 18. Cat. no. CVD 59. Canberra: AIHW.

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