The DRUID study: diabetes and related disorders in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region
The DRUID study: diabetes and related disorders in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin region was a partnership between researchers, health service providers and an Indigenous steering group of individuals from the Darwin Indigenous community.
Activities undertaken in the study included:
- examining the health of Indigenous adults aged 15 and over
- referring people with disease to the appropriate health care and related services
- assessing the presence of complications among people with diabetes, both those previously diagnosed and those newly diagnosed.
Participants in the study were followed over time to collect information on the state of their health and their use of health services. This study aimed to provide important new insights into the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people in urban areas.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Prof Joan Cunningham
Menzies School of Health Research
Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Hodge AM, Weeramanthri T, Dunbar T, Lawton PD, Zimmet PZ, Chadban SJ, Polkinghorne KR, Shaw JE, O'Dea K (2011)
High rates of albuminuria but not of low eGFR in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID Study.
BMC Public Health; 11: 346
Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-346
Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Nandi N, Hodge A, O'Dea K (2010)
Fibrinogen and associated risk factors in a high-risk population: urban Indigenous Australians, the DRUID Study.
Cardiovascular Diabetology; 9(69): 1-26
Paradies Y, Cunningham J (2009)
Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: findings from the DRUID study.
Ethnic and Racial Studies; 32(3): 548-573
Maple-Brown L, Cunningham J, Dunne K, Whitbread C, Howard D, Weeramanthri T, Tatipata S, Dunbar T, Harper CA, Taylor HR, Zimmet P, O'Dea K, Shaw JE (2008)
Complications of diabetes in urban Indigenous Australians: the DRUID study.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 80(3): 455-462
Dea K, Cunningham J, Maple-Brown L, Weeramanthri T, Shaw J, Dunbar T, Zimmet P (2008)
Diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in urban Indigenous adults: results from the DRUID study.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 80(3): 483-489
Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dubar T, Weeramanthri T, Shaw J, Zimmet P (2008)
Socioeconomic status and diabetes among urban Indigenous Australians aged 15-64 years in the DRUID study.
Ethnicity & Health; 13(1): 23-37
Cunningham J, Dunbar T (2007)
Consent for long-term storage of blood samples by Indigenous Australian research participants: the DRUID study experience.
Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations; 4(7):
Cunningham J (2007)
Update on the DRUID study.
The Chronicle; 10(2): 3-4
Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dunbar T, Weeramanthri T, Zimmet P, Shaw J (2006)
Study protocol: diabetes and related conditions in urban Indigenous people in the Darwin, Australia region: aims, methods and participation in the DRUID study.
BMC Public Health; 6
Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-6-8.pdf
Lloyd J (2003)
DRUID: the sum of many parts, partners, participants is now opening its doors.
The Chronicle; 7(2): 17