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Centre for Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy in Indigenous Australians
Indigenous Australians with diabetes are higher risk of diabetic eye damage (retinopathy) and also (commonly associated) kidney damage and cardiovascular disease. Screening for retinopathy is important to enable identification of eye damage, risk factor control (such as smoking, high glucose, blood pressure and blood fat levels), yet screening rates are often suboptimal for Indigenous Australians, particularly in rural and remote areas. A new model of screening, with Indigenous Health Care workers or diabetes nurse undertaking eye testing, including eye (retinal) photos in general practices settings is being tested, and providing successful. The levels of retinopathy and heart disease risk factors are being identified.
Health‐related behaviours in a remote Indigenous population with Type 2 diabetes: a Central Australian primary care survey in the Telehealth Eye and Associated Medical Services Network [TEAMSnet] project.
2019 Diabetic Medicine
Integrating diabetic retinopathy screening within diabetes education services in Australia's diabetes and indigenous primary care clinics.
2019 Internal Medicine Journal
Diabetic retinopathy in a remote Indigenous primary healthcare population: a Central Australian diabetic retinopathy screening study in the Telehealth Eye and Associated Medical Services Network project.
2018 Diabetic Medicine
An evaluation of the telehealth facilitation of diabetes and cardiovascular care in remote Australian Indigenous communities: - protocol for the telehealth eye and associated medical services network [TEAMSnet] project, a pre-post study design.
2017 BMC Health Serv Res