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01 Dec

Strong support to avoid diabetes-related blindness at Parliamentary Friends Group event

Prominent parliamentarians including, Health Minister the Hon Sussan Ley MP, had their eyes checked at the ‘Eyes on Diabetes’ joint Parliamentary Friends Group event at Parliament House on Wednesday 23 November. Read more →

11 Nov

Inspirational story brings support to others living with Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME)

Diabetic Macular Oedema Xplained is a free, innovative resource aimed at explaining complicated disease information to patients and their families through storytelling. It follows the journey of a real patient and breaks down what Diabetic Macular Oedema (DME) is, explains risk factors, treatment options, as well as side effects and psychological issues. Read more →

09 Nov

All EYES ON DIABETES for World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Victoria is celebrating this year’s World Diabetes Day (Monday 14 November) by joining the international 'Blue Monument Challenge'. In Melbourne, the Royal Exhibition Building will be lit up in blue as a testimony to the worldwide effort to raise awareness for diabetes and to engage the global diabetes community.  Read more →

07 Nov

All EYES ON DIABETES: Diabetes Victoria funds vital diabetes research

As the leading charity working to reduce the impact of diabetes in the Victorian community, Diabetes Victoria continues its commitment to support promising diabetes research projects. For 2017, Diabetes Victoria has contributed $1.3 million to the $3.6 million Diabetes Australian Research Program (DARP) funding pool, directly supporting 17 Victorian researchers looking into better treatment and management options for all types of diabetes, as well as reducing the risk of well-documented serious health complications.  Read more →

31 Aug

New geospatial map reveals diabetes hot spots

A new geospatial map released by Diabetes Australia highlights diabetes hot spots across Australia including regional and remote areas. Read more →

11 Feb

Detecting preventable diseases key to Closing the Gap

Australian governments at all levels must persist with efforts to Close the Gap on Indigenous health and life expectancy, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today. Read more →

12 Feb

Diabetes trial participants needed

Last November, CERA released the Out of Sight report which identified that diabetes affects approximately one million Australian adults. The number is expected to double by the year 2025, posing major public health and economic concerns. However, little is known whether blood vessel dysfunction in the eye, which causes vision loss in people with diabetes, is due to the effects of high blood glucose (sugar) or an indirect result of chronic cell damage. Read more →

30 Oct

New initiative to prevent diabetic vision loss

A new $250,000 Vision Initiative partnership project between Vision 2020 Australia, Diabetes Australia – Vic and the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes was announced by the Minister for Health, the Hon David Davis MP on the 7 October. Read more →

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