Endocrinologist welcomes diabetes budget win

An endocrinologist has welcomed a major federal government investment for the testing for diabetic retinopathy.

Nearly $34 million will be spent across four years to subsidise the listing of a new MBS item for retinal photography with a non-mydriatric retinal camera, according to the 2016 budget papers.    

The listing will benefit around 370,000 Australians at risk of diabetic