Each year Diabetes Australia celebrates National Diabetes Week to raise awareness about diabetes in Australia.
This year, Diabetes Australia is launching a new prevention campaign urging all Australians to see if they are at risk of 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.
The National Diabetes Week campaign will be launched on Wednesday 16 July in Melbourne.
To find out more about the week and how you can get involved in Victoria, visit the Diabetes Australia Victoria website
For more information on diabetic retinopathy, visit Common eye conditions