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Check Today, See Tomorrow

Posted on: 30 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Diabetes Eye health Health promotion

Indigenous Eye Health Unit, University of Melbourne (2015)
Check Today, See Tomorrow
Melbourne: University of Melbourne

This resource kit has been developed to increase awareness about diabetes eye care and the need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to have a yearly eye check to help prevent vision loss and blindness.

Included in the resource kit are these components:

  • Get your eyes checked yearly brochure
  • Eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes flipchart
  • Control your diabetes and save your sight poster
  • Don’t be shame, go get a eye check poster
  • I see, you see, we all see our country poster
  • As I grow older, I want to see tomorrow poster
  • Don’t sugar coat it, don’t make excuses poster
  • I didn’t listen, I never realised diabetes can affect your eyes poster
  • Diabetes eye care key messages and adult health check information sheet.

For health professionals there are:

  • two diabetic retinopathy screening cards (A4 and A5)
  • an online diabetic retinopathy grading course
  • a Social media guide – has a list of suggestions and recommendations to support the implementation of the Check today, see tomorrow resources in your community.

The resources can be ordered or downloaded and feedback can be provided on the effectiveness of the resources for increasing awareness of diabetes eye care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Indigenous Eye Health Unit abstract

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