Comparative healthcare: Diabetes Mellitus

Mohammed Ali, Andrew Knight
2009 Australasian Medical Journal  
In the third in this series of 'comparative healthcare' medical practitioners explore the approach to diabetes in Bangaldesh and Australia respectively. The social and medical consequences of this chronic condition are highlighted through the approach to patients at various stages of the disease from two national perspectives. An astonishing 7% of the 153 million people are reported to have diabetes in Bangladesh. Many remain undiagnosed. Delays in diagnosis or management of diabetes have life
more » ... diabetes have life limiting consequences for those who can ill afford private health care in the poorer nation. Screening and early intervention appear to be denied to many in the developing country. The context is very different with Australians very fortunate to have
doi:10.4066/amj.2009.70 fatcat:qmfpfojd35hxvjra6ssb2qzm54