Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss among Americans, and committing to getting a diabetic eye exam annually is an important step in preserving your sight. Ninety percent of severe vision loss from diabetes can be avoided by visiting your ophthalmologist annually and by controlling your diabetes. The “EyeCommitted” widget is designed to help raise awareness about diabetic eye disease and encourage Americans to commit to an annual eye exam, which can help prevent loss of vision when combined with appropriate treatment.

A few facts for you about Diabetic Eye Disease:

  • More than half of all people living with diabetes do not get the recommended dilated eye exams.
  • An estimated 19 million Americans 2o years old or older have diabetes, and one-third do not know they have the disease.
  • People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
Make sure you jump up to the top of my page and check out my widget and get yourself some information on Diabetes and Eye Disease.

You can get all kinds of information from that little widget.


1 comment:

  1. I had a friend who almost lost her eye sight to diabetes thankfully she can still see.

    I just had a vision Screening on Tues. Yep still nearsighted but my daughter is far sighted so if we stay together we can see 20/20

    ps. and I like to air my fat on video?? LOL ;)


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