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Author Marks, Geoffrey C

Title Type 2 diabetes cost in Australia : the potential impact of changes in diet, physical activity and levels of obesity
Published [Canberra] : [Dept. of Health and Aged Care], [2001]


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 ADPML SPDU  362.196462 Mar/Ttd  LIB USE ONLY
 W'PONDS  362.196462 Mar/Ttd  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 34 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Summary Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterised by insulin insufficiency or resistance to its action, resulting in poor glycaemic control. The recent Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) estimated that close to one million (7.5%) Australian adults have diabetes mellitus (Dunstan et al 2001). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form comprising 85 to 90% of those with diabetes mellitus. The most recent cost estimates available suggest approximately $216.7 million in health system costs were attributable to Type 2 diabetes in 1993-94 (Mathers & Penm 1998). In a study of the burden of disease in Australia, diabetes mellitus was estimated to account for 5% of the total burden of disease and was the seventh leading cause of Australian deaths (Mathers, Vos & Stevenson 1999). In addition, complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney problems, and lower limb amputations, contribute significantly to the overall morbidity and mortality in Australia
Analysis Electronic resource
Notes "This publication is part of the National Food and Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance Project, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care."--t.p
Bibliography References: pages 25-31
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
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Commonwealth of Australia 2001
Subject Nutrition surveys -- Australia.
Weight loss.
Diabetes -- Nutritional aspects -- Research.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Economic aspects -- Australia.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Treatment -- Australia -- Costs.
Preventive health services -- Australia -- Costs.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Treatment -- Australia.
Weight loss -- Australia.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2.
Feeding Behavior.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2.
Weight Loss.
Nutrition Surveys.
National Health Programs.
Diet Therapy.
Cost of Illness.
Preventative health services. &NC&
Costs and Cost Analysis
Feeding Behavior.
SUBJECT Australia.
Author Coyne, Terry.
Pang, Glen
University of Queensland.
University of Sydney.
Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care.
Australian Food and Nutrition Monitoring Unit.
National Food and Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance Project (Australia)
LC no. 00002441
ISBN 0642820554
Other Titles Type two diabetes costs in Australia