Rural patients not lacking diabetes care

The disease is one of the significant contributors to higher death rates in people who live outside metropolitan areas 1 and they have less access to specialist care than their city counterparts.

So the results of a new Australian study showing patients living in rural and remote areas are not reporting poorer health are encouraging. It appears general practice teams are making up for the shortfall in specialist medical care.

The Diabetes MILES-Australia study, a postal and online