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Useful Links for People with Diabetes and the Wider Community

Important information can be found on the websites of these associated Australian organsiations. Please take the time to make a visit.


Save Your Sight
What Is The Vision Initiative? The Vision Initiative is a new coordinated public eye health program implemented by Vision 2020 Australia in collaboration with partners in the eye health field. Its aim is to raise awareness of the importance of eye health among the general public, health and community sectors and government. The ultimate goal is to prevent avoidable vision loss and reduce the impact of vision impairment for all Australians. In October 2002, the Victorian Government provided $1.8 million over 3 years for the Vision Initiative to be developed in Victoria. The program is a comprehensive approach to encourage those at risk to have regular eye tests and ultimately aims to bring about individual, structural and social change in relation to eye health.


Diabetes - Inside Out
Developed by Helen Bauzon this is an interactive tool describing Type 2 Diabetes


Through this site you will find a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma. We hope you will become a regular visitor to the site and make HealthInsite your first choice for health information.


Insulin Man
A teaching tool explaining diabetes in picture form for Diabetes Educators and their clients. Developed by Diabetes Educator Cath McNamara at the Mercy Hospital for Women in East Melbourne, Australia


American Diabetes Association


Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind


National Institute of Health (NIH) (USA)
A list of questions to ask your doctor so as to develop a management plan that works for you.


Centre for Vision Research - Westmead Hospital


National Eye Institute (USA)


Better Health Channel - Victorian Government


Queen Elizabeth Hospital



Vision 2020 Australia


Vision Queensland


Vision Australia Foundation


Victorian College of Optometry


United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)


Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind


Royal Society for the Blind for SA


Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children


Royal Blind Society


Optometrists Association Australia


National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation


Lions Eye Health Program-Australia


Lions Clubs International


International Diabetes Institute


Guide Dogs Victoria
Guide Dogs Victoria is the mobility specialist. Offer intensive orientation and mobility services to both adults and children, occupational therapy promoting independent living and a neurological orientation and mobility service for people whose vision loss has been caused by an acquired brain injury. Guide Dogs Victoria also provides quality Guide Dogs and has done since 1962. Interpreters can be arranged for those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Community education, professional development and advocacy services are also provided by Guide Dogs Victoria. GDV is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation and has accreditation as an organisation with Quality Management and Systems (under the internationally recognised standard AS/NZS ISO 9001: 2000). Contact Guide Dogs Victoria on: Phone (03) 9854 4444


Glaucoma Australia


Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)


Christian Blind Mission


Centre for Eye Research Australia


Diabetes Australia


More Info for People with Diabetes and the Wider Community

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Medicare and Optometry

Regular eye examinations

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Pension Benefits

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Free Publications List

Royal Victorian Institute For the Blind - Services Booklet

Vision Australia

ICEE - International Centre for Eyecare Education

ICEE Media Release

Redfern Aboriginal Eye Care Clinic

Lions Eye Health Program - Australia resource materials

Australian Lions Working with the Vietnamese Community

Olympian Andrew Gaze and his Team do their bit to Promote the Prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye and Ear Hospital Services

Australian Lions working with the Turkish Community

Consumer Guide-NHMRC

RVEEH Retinopathy Poster

Diabetic retinopathy diagnosis and managment

What is Diabetes

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