Story: Pacific Island health

Diabetes warning (1st of 2)

Diabetes warning

Poor diet, obesity and a genetic disposition have been advanced as reasons for a large number of Pacific people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, lower-limb amputation and kidney failure. This 2008 poster showing a Pacific woman on a dialysis machine seeks 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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Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Diseases and disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/27755/diabetes-warning (accessed 23 November 2017)

Story by Colin Tukuitonga, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017