The Combined Burden of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Indigenous Australians

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    Abstract

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease are significant contributors to the 17-year disparity in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. These three conditions are prevalent from a young age in Indigenous Australians and clearly contribute to their premature mortality. Risk factors that both exacerbate and promote these conditions include central obesity, dyslipidemia, cigarette smoking, albuminuria, inflammation, and poor socio-economic status. Although rates of screening for T2DM are higher in Indigenous Australians than in non-Indigenous Australians, gaps in clinical management of both T2DM and cardiovascular disease exist. To enhance survival and quality of life, prevention strategies are required at a population level and from a young age in Indigenous Australians. � 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-222
    Number of pages8
    JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports
    Volume5
    Issue number3
    Early online date3 Mar 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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