Diabetes leading to poverty in Australia
People with diabetes are more likely to be excluded from the workforce and experience poverty as a result, researchers from Brisbane say.
The study found that of 46 people aged 45 to 64 years who left the workforce in 2010 due to diabetes, two thirds were living in poverty.
This was larger than poverty rates for those out of the workforce due to other illnesses, the researchers found.
Low income was a known impediment to accessing treatment for diabetes, the study authors noted in PLOS One.