Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia.
This year Diabetes Australia Victoria focuses attention on Diabetes 2 and calls on the Government to do more to help prvent type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can lead to diabetic retinopathy, which if not treated early can lead to permanent vision loss or even blindness.
For more information on diabetic retinopathy, visit the section titled Common eye conditions on this website.
To find out more about the week and how you can get involved, visit the Diabetes Australia Victoria website