19 Jul 2017

Fiji launches national diabetes registration

From , 5:03 am on 19 July 2017

Fiji has launched a national diabetes registration this week.

The online database will give health professionals nation-wide access to the records of patients with diabetes for the first time.

Despite the Ministry of Health stating that 30 percent of Fijians have diabetes, there has been a lack of accurate data available to clinics.

Fiji's Diabetes Centre medical officer-in-charge Dr Lisi Finiasi tells Tim Glasgow that the registration will lead to better treatment and prevention measures.


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