Preventing Diabetes in Australia’s Aboriginal Communities
A milestone in the battle against diabetes
Empowered locals and fast results
Moving from testing to diagnosis
“The prevalence of diabetes is four times higher than in non-aboriginal people and exacerbated in some cases by a combination of obesity, access to poor diet, alcohol, lifestyle factors, poor and overcrowded housing, poor hygiene, and poor water quality.”Prof. Mark Shephard, Director of the Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing
Combatting the onset of other diseases
-   Shephard M, Shephard A, McAteer B, Regnier T, Barancek K. Results from 15 years of quality surveillance for a national Indigenous point-of-care testing program for diabetes. Clinical Biochemistry. 2017: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2017.07.007
- DCA systems HbA1c test kit 10698915 (an aid to diagnose diabetes and identify patients at risk for developing diabetes) is not available for sale in the U.S. Product availability varies by country.
- The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.