1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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The three main types of diabetes are:

  • Type 1 diabetes (previously known as insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile onset diabetes)
  • Type 2 diabetes (previously known as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult onset diabetes)
  • Gestational diabetes.

Prevalence of diabetes

Some 8.7% of Tasmanians have diabetes. Age-adjusted prevalence rates for diabetes in Tasmania are:
  • 9.0% of males
  • 8.4% of females.

For further information about types, prevalence and research into diabetes in Tasmania go to the Feature article - Diabetes mellitus

Further information about diabetes is available at the International Diabetes Institute web site, http://www.diabetes.com.au/home.htm
and the Diabetes Australia website, http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

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