Diabetes is a big problem for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (hereafter termed Indigenous) having the highest rate of Diabetes (1 in 3 people) when compared between Indigenous and non-indigenous population.
Deaths from Diabetes (as the underlying or associated cause) are five times higher for females and three times higher for males. Death rates are twice as high for mobs living in remote and very remote socioeconomic areas.*
The indigenous population in Australia is more likely to live in small, remote communities lacking health care facilities, with a median age of 20 years compared to 35 years for non-Indigenous Australians.
Mobile applications that allow for two-way information flow, chats and social media have the highest adoption in adolescents. Apart from face-to-face communication, mobile phones are the main channel for communication for all age groups, including elders. **
The International Journal for Equity in Health identified positive advantages to improve social and health outcomes for Indigenous Australians by utilising social media and digital technologies. ***
Diarybetes are dedicated to improving access to diabetes health care for all Indigenous Australians. Working collaboratively with Indigenous communities and Indigenous support organisations to develop practical strategies to improve health inequities.
Management of Diabetes for populations in remote communities via telemedicine can positively impact adoption, dissemination, and education.
Diabetes platform allows health care professionals to review patient’s information captured through the mobile application – making it easier to remotely adjust insulin therapy and advise on dietary and exercise concerns.
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