DIABETIC EYE DISEASE MONTH
During November, Diabetic Eye Disease Month aims a spotlight at prevention. Diabetes increases the risk for a wide variety of health concerns, but vision loss is one of the most common and preventable. Learn what you can do during Diabetic Eye Disease Month.
The biggest concern with diabetic eye disease is that there are no warning signs. When you have diabetes, the best course of action is to be proactive.
Early detection, timely treatment and appropriate follow up care are the only ways to prevent vision loss. ~ National Eye Institute
Getting an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam is essential. It’s not enough to have a routine eye exam when you have diabetes. Make sure your ophthalmologist knows your health history and that you are requesting the correct exam. Women plan to become pregnant should have a comprehensive eye exam before pregnancy and again early in their pregnancy. Maintain your blood sugar levels and if necessary, seek the appropriate follow-up care.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take steps to protect your vision. Visit Prevent Blindness for more information and use #DiabeticEyeDiseaseMonth to post on social media
In 1998, Prevent Blindness founded Diabetic Eye Disease Month to promote awareness concerning diabetic eye disease and to support those with the disease.
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