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KeepSight Update

More than 137,000 people have now signed up to KeepSight, Australia’s national eye screening initiative for Australians living with diabetes. The program aims to ensure all people with diabetes access the clinically recommended diabetes eye checks and provides an opportunity to dramatically reduce rates of diabetes-related vision loss and blindness in Australia by facilitating early […]

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Getting Back on Track with diabetes

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) has launched the Back on Track campaign to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with type 2 diabetes to reengage with their diabetes healthcare teams and their diabetes management in 2021. The campaign is funded through the NDSS, an Australian Government initiative administered by Diabetes Australia. Research found […]

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Avoidable blindness – A growing burden

Up-to-date global and regional estimates of vision loss have recently been published in the Lancet Global Health by the Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG). The research reviewed population-based surveys of eye disease from 1980 to 2018 and compared them to the World Health Assembly Global Action Plan (WHA GAP) target of a 25% global reduction from […]

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