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Diabetes is an increasing problem in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is
estimated1 that over 59,000 people in PNG have the condition,
and only about 15% of these know they have it. The commonest type of
diabetes in PNG is type 2 diabetes. This is most common particularly
after the age of 35- 40, but can occur in younger people.
Without diagnosis and proper treatment, diabetes can cause a number of
This website provides information about diabetes in PNG, for patients
and for health professionals.
It is divided into the following sections:
What is Diabetes
Can I prevent it?
Resources for Health Professionals
DA of PNG
The website is managed by HOPE
worldwide (PNG) –
see main pages
The funding for the website has come from the World Diabetes Foundation
We also thank Diabetes Australia-NSW for permission to reproduce various
parts of their excellent website
Diabetes Atlas 3rd Edition, International Diabetes
Federation, Brussels 2007