Australian of the Year calls for sugar tax to fight diabetes-caused blindness

South Australian eye surgeon Dr James Muecke has vowed to use his platform as Australian of the Year to advocate for measures to tackle preventable blindness caused by diabetes - including a tax on sugary drinks.

“Diabetes is now the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in Australia,” Dr Muecke told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

  • Dana McCauley
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

“The concerning thing is that blindness due to diabetes is virtually all preventable or …

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