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Author Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (W.A.)

Title Plain language summary [of] Systematic review of existing evidence and primary care guidelines on the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations / Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Published Canberra : Commonwealth Dept. of Health and Family Services for the Office for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Health Services, 1998

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 W'PONDS  616.462 Kim/Pls 1998  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 54 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction -- How bad is the problem? -- How we define what is diabetes and how we diagnose it -- Diagnosis of NIDDM -- Diagnosis of impaired glucose tolerance -- Diagnosis of diabetes which develops in pregnancy -- How useful is prevention? -- Primary Prevention -- 1. Does being thin help? -- 2. How exercise helps -- 3. Who needs primary prevention the most? -- 4. Should we use diabetes tablets to treat impaired glucose tolerance? -- 5. Birth weight and risk of diabetes -- 6. Approaches to primary prevention -- Secondary prevention -- 1. Set up registers of NIDDM patients in your area -- 2. Check your community for NIDDM -- 2.1. Does checking for NIDDM do more good than harm? -- 2.2. Which screening strategy is the best? -- 2.3. Which test is best & cheapest to diagnose and screen for diabetes? -- 3. Improved blood sugar control in NIDDM -- 3.1. Weight loss if very overweight -- 3.2. Control of diet -- 3.3. Physical activity -- 3.4. Use of diabetes tablets -- 3.5. Use of insulin in NIDDM -- 3.6. Blood sugar testing by patient -- 3.7. Control of infections -- 3.8. Alcohol and diabetes --4. Education and reinforcement strategies for NIDDM patients - health promotion -- 4.1. Counseling in primary health care services -- 4.2. Government initiatives -- 5. What is needed to give the best care to patients with diabetes? -- 6. Health care for Aboriginal prisoners with diabetes -- Tertiary prevention -- 1. Use of aspirin to prevent heart disease -- 2. Stop smoking -- 3. Screening and treatment of high blood fat levels -- 4. Screening and treatment of high blood pressure -- 5. Diabetic kidney disease -- 6. Screening and treatment of diabetic eye disease -- 7. Prevention and management of the "diabetic foot" -- 7.1. Control of infection and loss of feeling -- 7.2. Early referral for specialist assessment and treatment -- 7.3. Regular review and active follow up -- 7.4. Relieve pressure on foot sores -- 7.5. Shoes and foot care -- 7.6. Diet problems -- Diabetes which develops in pregnancy (Gestational Diabetes) -- Diabetic clinic review.nition
Summary Guide to factors related to the prevention of diabetes; diagnosis; risk factors assessed - weight, lack of exercise, birth weight, smoking, diet, alcohol; treatments - screening and testing, blood sugar control, fat levels, blood pressure; association with kidney, and eye disease; management of diabetic foot
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Australia.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Health and hygiene.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2.
Practice Guidelines as Topic.
Review [Publication Type]
Australia.
Author Couzos, Sophia.
Australia. Department of Health and Family Services.
Australia. Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (W.A.)
ISBN 0642367221
Other Titles Systematic review of existing evidence and primary care guidelines on the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
Systematic review of existing evidence and primary care guidelines on the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations