Diabetes registration

Fiji launches national diabetes registration

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 around 30 percent of Fijians have diabetes, there has been a lack of accurate data available to clinics.

Fiji's Diabetes Centre medical officer Lisi Finiasi said there hasn't been accurate numbers of how many people in the country actually have diabetes because clinics were working in isolation.

Dr Finiasi said the new registration would lead to better treatment and prevention of the disorder.