Doctors drive drop in diabetes deaths

Improved management has been credited for a fall in diabetes-related mortality, with deaths from the condition dropping 16% over the past decade.

Hospitalisation and lower-limb amputation rates have also fallen in patients with diabetes in recent years, according to a report published Wednesday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

However the figures come against a rising prevalence of diabetes, especially among Indigenous Australians, prompting the AIHW