|Project manager:||Prof Joan Cunningham|
|Project start/finish dates:||2003-2009|
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Indigenous Australians suffer a high burden of ill health from diabetes and related conditions but very little is known about the burden of diabetes and its complications among Indigenous people in the urban areas, and how to reduce it.
The DRUID Study is a partnership between researchers, health service providers and an Indigenous steering group whose members come from the Darwin Indigenous Community.
In this study we have been:
a) examining the health of Indigenous adults aged 15 and over;
b) referring people with disease to the appropriate health care and related services; and
c) assessing the presence of complications among people with diabetes, both those previously diagnosed and those newly diagnosed.
We will also follow people over time to collect information on the state of their health and their use of health services. This study will provide important new insights into the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people in urban areas.