Diabetes Eye Care Music Videos
A selection of diabetes eye care music videos were created in remote, rural and urban Indigenous communities. The music videos aim to deliver diabetes eye care key messages in an engaging and effective way. They feature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been directly affected by diabetes and/or vision loss from diabetes. Videos can be watch or downloaded to use in a variety of ways including; waiting room TVs, social media, websites, local community radio, newsletters and education programs. Audio Files: If you require the mp3 audio files or further support please contact us via email.
Personal stories and experiences from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were shared during the development of the 'Check Today, See Tomorrow' diabetes eye care resources.
A series of personal stories have been created to provide a resource for other people to listen first hand to the effect diabetes has had on an individual.
Individual stories include messages on looking after your eyes; following treatment; losing your sight to diabetes; and supporting a family member with diabetes to get their eyes checked.
Colleens Story 'Getting Your Eyes Checked'
Colleen shares her family history of diabetes and its complications. She talks about how she gets her eyes checked YEARLY so she can continue to keep her vision. 'Don't be shame go and get an eye check, diabetes can cause you blindness'. This is Colleen's story...
Jacks Story 'Following Treatment'
Jack shares his story about his diabetes and how it’s affected him and his eyes. He talks about the treatment he’s had and how it has saved his sight and his life. 'Don't sugar coat it, don't make excuses'. This is Jack's story...
Colins Story 'Losing Your Sight'
Colin shares his story on losing his sight to diabetes and how he has come to terms living with it. 'I didn't listen, I never realised, diabetes can affect your eyes'. This is Colin's story...
Lynns Story 'Supporting Family Members'
Lynn shares her story of how she supports her husband to manage his diabetes and get his eyes checked so he can keep his vision to see his grandchildren, country and Lynn. 'I see, you see, we all see our country'. This is Lynn's story...
TV and Radio Ads
Engage your regional and local TV and radio stations to raise awareness about eye health in your community.
A variety of broadcast-quality ‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ TV and radio ads are freely available to be shared and/or downloaded and are suitable to be used on local community radio, regional TV, played on a waiting room TV system, shared on social media and/or during community events and activities to increase awareness at a regional and local level about diabetes eye care.
If you require the mp3 audio files or further support please contact us via email.
‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ diabetes eye care campaign.
30 Sec TV Ad (Main Ad)
This is the main TV ad for 'Check Today, See Tomorrow' diabetes eye care campaign. This TV ad encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to get their eyes checked every year to prevent vision loss and blindness.
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Diabetes Eye Care - Check Today, See Tomorrow.
45 Sec TV Ad
MFC Indigenous Eye Health Ambassador Neville Jetta shares key messages on the importance of following a healthy lifestyle and promotes the need for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to get an eye check every year.
Victorian NAIDOC Football & Netball Carnival 2016.
50 Sec Promotional Video
MFC Indigenous Eye Health Ambassador Neville Jetta promotes the Victorian NAIDOC Murrun Dhelk Senior Football and Netball Carnival held 15th - 16th October 2016 in Bendigo, Victoria. Hosted by: Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BDAC) & Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWAC).
‘Check Today, See Tomorrow’ diabetes eye care campaign.
30 Sec Radio Ad (Main Ad)
This is the main radio ad for 'Check Today, See Tomorrow' diabetes eye care campaign. This radio ad encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to get their eyes checked every year to prevent vision loss and blindness.
Losing your Sight - Check Today, See Tomorrow.
This radio ad includes a segment from the personal story of Colin who shares his story on losing his sight to diabetes. The ad talks about how vision loss and blindness can be prevented with a simple eye check every year.
Contact us via email for the mp4/mp3 files (or other file formats) to support local community awareness activities:
Promoting Regular Eye Checks
This 'Promoting Regular Eye Checks' video was produced to allay concerns and fears about the eye examination and to demonstrate the eye component of the MBS Item 715 Adult Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including
- Vision Testing
- External Eye Exam
Additional Multimedia Resources
MedicineX - Diabetic Macular Oedema XPLAINED
Medical jargon can be confusing, but, we take away that confusion through storytelling. Diabetic Macular Oedema Xplained takes us on Julia’s journey with Diabetic Macular Oedema in an engaging, informative and entertaining story. Be sure to download your copy today!
Lions Outback Vision - Bad Sugar, Bad Eyes (video)
This resource has been developed in the form of a short animated video clip which aims to highlight key patient information about diabetes and its effects on the eye, as well as the importance of, and justification for annual eye screening in order to increase awareness in the Indigenous Australian community.
Lions Outback Vision - Diabetic Retinopathy (video)
Diabetic Retinopathy treatment explained.
Big City Trip (video)
Budaya Productions have completed Sight For All's video for Aboriginal patients who need to come from remote communities to Adelaide or major towns for eye surgery. "Big City Trip" is played to patients in the health clinics to help alleviate fears about the journey, the surgery, and its outcomes. Sight For All acknowledges OZ Minerals who sponsored this initiative.
Sid's Bad Sugar (video)
Sight For All have recently finished working with Rubber House and Eddie White on an animated video to raise awareness amongst Aboriginal people of the potentially blinding complications of diabetic eye disease. Sight For All acknowledges OZ Minerals who sponsored this initiative.
Aunty Marys Story (video)
Titled 'Aunty Mary's Story', this video is the cornerstone of a collaborative campaign between Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and Aboriginal Elder Aunty Mary Hooker, a Bundjalung woman, who has impaired vision. Brien Holden Vision.
Aunty Marys Story: Diabetic Retinopahy Cost Mary her Sight (video)
Mary, 54, a Bundjolong woman from Taree was declared legally blind last year. Just over 27 years ago she was diagnosed with diabetes and over the years, due to associated complications, she developed diabetic retinopathy. Brien Holden Vision.