Story: Women’s health

Diabetes

Diabetes

Matekino King, pictured in 2008 testing her blood-sugar levels, was one of many Māori women with diabetes. The much higher rate of serious complications suffered by Māori with diabetes compared with non-Māori, including kidney failure and lower limb amputation, made good care critical.

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s health - Health of Māori women, 1940s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31498/diabetes (accessed 22 July 2017)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011