Baker Institute

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Associate Professor Neale Cohen and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute have been developing strong relationships in the remote communities of Central Australia for over ten years.

In some remote areas, up to 50% of Indigenous community members are affected by diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease with devastating complications. If left uncontrolled, sufferers may face kidney disease, heart disease, limb amputations, blindness and fatality. Indigenous Australians are four times more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to experience this disease.

Watch the video below to get more insights into diabetes and how the disease is impacting remote communities like Ampilatwatja.

The Baker Institute is currently trialing a new treatment and medication for Type 2 Diabetes in indigenous remote communities. Read more here.