Jogjakarta Diabetic Retinopathy Initiatives in Pregnancy (Jog-DRIP)

Project Summary

3 September 2018

  • Sector: Health
  • Country location: Indonesia
  • Grantee: Department of Ophthalmology, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)
Group of people in a room listening to instructions.
Educating on Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnancy for pregnant women and their families. Photo credit: JOGED.Com

Project description

Jog-DRIP is a community based research project in the Special Region of Jogjakarta that aims to initiate and establish a comprehensive eye care guideline for pregnant women with diabetes. Targeted at primary care level, the ultimate aim is avoiding diabetes-related visual impairment and blindness.

Indonesia is home to the sixth largest diabetes population worldwide. It is estimated that the overall prevalence of diabetes in Indonesia will double from around 10 million to more than 21 million in the next 10 years. In addition, there is increasing interest in diabetes and pregnancy as pregnant women experience a series of metabolic and hormonal alteration during their pregnancy, which can enhance systemic diseases, including diabetes.

The Indonesian Task Force on Reproductive Diseases has identified that diabetes in pregnancy is a priority area in need of updated evidence-based practice guidelines. One of the most common complications associated with diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy, which is thought to worsen in pregnancy and can lead to vision loss. To date, there is no diabetic eye screening guideline in Indonesia for this unique, but growing population.

This project is a collaboration between Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).

Key dates

Routine Screening and Education Program for Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnancy, Primary Health Care across Special

Region of Jogjakarta, 10 July 2018 to 30 September 2019

Workshop and Training in Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy in Pregnancy for

Midwives and General Physicians 24 September 1918 to 31 December 2018

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $30,000.00 GST in addition
  • Total project value: $55,000
  • Social media:
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    • social media: twitter @Jog-DRIP
    • instagram posts with hashtags #Jog-DRIP #diabetesinpregnancy #savesight #AusIndonesiaInstitute

Last Updated: 12 March 2019