Kōrero: Pacific Island health

Diabetes warning (1 o 2)

Diabetes warning

Poor diet, obesity and a genetic disposition have been advanced as reasons a large number of Pacific people develop Type 2 diabetes, which increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, lower-limb amputation and kidney failure. This 2008 poster showing a Pacific woman on a dialysis machine sought to raise awareness of the health risks of diabetes.

Poster courtesy of Let's Beat Diabetes

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Counties Manukau District Health Board

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Diseases and disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/27755/diabetes-warning (accessed 27 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Colin Tukuitonga, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Jan 2019