Journal article

Complications of diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians: The DRUID study

Louise Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Karin Dunne, Cherie Whitbread, Diane Howard, Tarun Weeramanthri, Shaun Tatipata, Terry Dunbar, Colin A Harper, Hugh R Taylor, Paul Zimmet, Kerin O'Dea, Jonathan E Shaw

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIMS: To accurately assess the management and complications of type 2 diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians and compare the risk of complications with a general Australian population (AusDiab Study). METHODS: The Darwin Region Urban Indigenous Diabetes (DRUID) Study included 1004 volunteers aged >/=15 years; diabetes status was classifiable for 866. The assessment of diabetic complications and metabolic control was performed in participants with known diabetes (KDM) and diabetes newly diagnosed by the study (NDM) using an interviewer-administered questionnaire and clinical examination. RESULTS: Among 172 DRUID participants eligible for complications assessment, 135 were assessed, includin..

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