During March 2010, Jonga Trust was requested to do a Diabetic retinal screening and education program for Diabetic children during a Diabetic Camp. The first camp of its kind. 

Data gathered from the camp were as follows: 

  • 37 Juvenile diabetics screened with the retinal camera 
  • All the children were under the age of 13 years 
  • 13 of the children had early diabetic retinopathy 
  • 1 child had advanced (serious) proliferate retinopathy which was immediately referred for Diabetic retinopathy laser treatment.

A young Diabetic having a diabetic retinal camera screening done

Insulin Dependent children being educated by Jonga Trustee, Di Powell, around the importance of having their retinal scan done annually

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