Diabetes’ dire impact on Indigenous kids

IN THE small community of Yuendumu, just under 300km northwest of Alice Springs, the population is well under 1000 —but the toll of diabetes has been so great, this mostly Indigenous community now has its own dialysis unit. 

Alice Springs itself has one of the largest dialysis units in the southern hemisphere, says Associate Professor Neale Cohen, director of diabetes services at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Two years ago, Baker IDI