Diabetes much higher in migrant groups

Of the 190,000 patients with diabetes registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme in Victoria, researchers from Deakin University showed about 30% were born in Australia.

Men and women born in the Pacific Islands had six and seven times respectively the prevalence of diabetes of those born in Australia.

Migrants from Southern and Central Asia had a prevalence of diabetes five times higher than the Australian-born comparator group.

When stratified by socio-economic