This Baker Institute report shines light on the far-reaching and lesser-known complications of diabetes.
The dark shadow of type 2 diabetes shines light on the far-reaching and lesser-known complications of diabetes.
While heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, vision loss and amputations remain the major complications of diabetes, there is growing evidence it can also increase the risk of dementia, some types of cancer, liver disease and depression.
This latest national snapshot of type 2 diabetes shows a better approach is needed to address the wider health risks for the 1.5 million Australians currently living with type 2 diabetes, so they can live healthier for longer.
The report also includes new modelling to show that a greater use of novel diabetes medications could prevent hundreds of life-threating cardiac and renal events across Australia every year.
The report was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly, and was authored by the Baker Institute’s Head of Clinical Diabetes and Population Health Professor Jonathan Shaw, Professor Dianna Magliano and Dr Rachel Climie.