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Data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) study indicate that, in the period from April 2010 to March 2015, 5.5% of problems managed by GPs among Indigenous patients, were diabetes related. The majority of diabetes-related problems managed were for non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes (92%).
The rate of diabetes problems managed by GPs was 3 times as high among Indigenous Australians as among other Australians. The disparity was greater for non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes than insulin dependent type 1 diabetes (3 and 2.3 times, respectively) (Figure 5.21).
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5.21 Rate of diabetes problems managed by general practitioners, by Indigenous status and diabetes type, 2010–2015