Preventing Diabetes in Australia’s Aboriginal Communities

5 min
Garry Barker
Published on June 28, 2018
HbA1c testing

Next to high blood pressure, diabetes is one of the most common causes of chronic kidney disease.

Point-of-care testing simplifies diabetes testing, particularly in remote and medically underserved areas, by delivering fast test results in six minutes.

Point-of-care testing simplifies diabetes testing, particularly in remote and medically underserved areas, by delivering fast test results in six minutes.


Prof. Mark Shephard, Director of the Flinders University International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing

With a simple point-of-care test, clinicians can detect diabetes in about six minutes even in rural and remote areas.

With a simple point-of-care test, clinicians can detect diabetes in about six minutes even in rural and remote areas.


By Garry Barker
Garry Barker specializes in business, technology, and healthcare. Previously Technology Editor of The Age, Melbourne’s premier morning newspaper, he now writes and produces weekly global podcasts on those topics.