Journal article

DIABETES, HYPERINSULINEMIA, AND HYPERLIPIDEMIA IN SMALL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

K ODEA, RJ LION, A LEE, K TRAIANEDES, JL HOPPER, C RAE

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 1990

Abstract

A small rural Aboriginal community in northern Australia was surveyed for diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), hyperinsulinemia, and lipid levels. Of the 122 adults greater than 17 yr of age who participated (95% response rate), 11.5% had diabetes, 7.4% had IGT, and the remaining 81.1% had normal glucose tolerance. Both diabetes and IGT were strongly age related. This high frequency of diabetes occurred, despite the population being relatively lean. Although the body mass index (BMI) increased with age in both men and women, only 25% of the population overall had BMI greater than 25 kg/m2. There were wide ranges of insulin responses to glucose, with the upper tertile of 2-h insulin le..

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