The sad truth is Diabetics are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, yet studies reveal a lack of awareness of this issue among people most at risk. Many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related vision loss, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages those with diabetes to take proactive steps to protect their vision.

November is National Diabetes Eye Disease Month

Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are the only ways to prevent vision  loss. During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) is encouraging you to spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision. As a health professional or community leader, you are in a good position to encourage people to take steps to protect their vision. Help spread the word about diabetic eye disease with our latest educational resources.

Get the Word Out

There are many things you can do to help spread the word about Diabetic Eye Diseases Below is a list!

  • Spread the word on social media, use Facebook and Twitter posts below to tell your family, friends and followers about National Diabetes Month.
  • Give a presentation – sharing important information about how people with diabetes can prevent vision loss through early detection, treatment, and follow-up care.

Use These Tools on Social Media



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