ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Diabetes is a significant disease. Almost a million Australians have it and the numbers are increasing. What are the implication of this growing epidemic for Australia? Diabetes: Australian Facts 2002 is a concise summary of the latest data and trends relating to diabetes in Australia. It is the first report by the National Centre for Monitoring Diabetes to present available data across the spectrum of the disease - its levels in the population, the factors that contribute to it, its major complications, and treatment and preventive programs that aim to combat it.