Abstract: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) contributes significantly to the mortality gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, with the onset of diabetes occurring at a younger age among Indigenous Australians. We respectfully acknowledge the two Indigenous populations of Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who are referred to as Indigenous people in this paper. Thus T2DM is increasingly reported in Indigenous children and youth, and also prior to pregnancy among Indigenous women. Indigenous women are 10 times more likely to have T2DM in pregnancy and 1.5 times more likely to have gestational diabetes (GDM) than non-Indigenous women.
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