Type 1 rates ‘stable’ but still high: report

The incidence of type 1 diabetes in Australia has remained stable over the past decade but is still high compared to other OECD countries, latest figures show.

Many countries had an annual increase in the incidence of type 1 diabetes of around 3%, however this increase was not evident in Australia from 2000 to 2011, the AIHW report stated.  

Between 2000 and 2011, there were on average around 2,200 new cases of type 1 diabetes each year, and around six new cases per day, the figures showed. 

This equated to an incidence rate of of 23 per 100,000 population aged 0–14 and was high