The Indigenous Eye Health Unit (Minum Barreng) at The University of Melbourne were proud to partner with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and Gilimbaa Creative Agency to create a national campaign called ‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ promoting diabetes eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
It includes a suite of print and multimedia resources encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to get an eye check at least every year to prevent vision loss and blindness.
A series of personal stories were shared during the development of the ‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ diabetes eye care resources on the effects diabetes can have on an individual.
This is Lynn’s story….
Lynn shares her story of support for her husband on managing his diabetes and getting his eyes checked so he can keep his vision to see his grandchildren, country and Lynn.
Most vision loss and blindness from diabetes can be prevented with early detection and follow up treatment.
Diabetes can cause blindness. Get your eyes checked YEARLY.
Ask your local clinic about making an appointment today.
Support for the ‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ resources was provided by The Ian Potter Foundation, private donors, The Australian Government Department of Health, and The Aspen Foundation.
For more information on the additional ‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ diabetes eye care resources please visit: