Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Diabetes and Your Eyes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Did you know that diabetic retinopathy is one of the top four causes of vision loss in North America.  The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 1 in 10 North Americans has diabetes and this number is on the rise.

World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2012 - one week from today.  This year, the campaign is Diabetes: Protect Our Future.  The goal is to educate, engage and empower youth on diabetes and diabetes prevention.  Nutrition and lifestyle are intricately linked to the development of Type 2 diabetes and the management of diabetes.

Let us work together to decrease the number of people with vision loss from diabetes.

Visit this site to see how you can participate in World Diabetes Day 2012.


  1. Hello Guys Diabetic issues can damage almost every part of the eye. Indeed, it is the top cause of mature loss of sight in the U. s. Declares. The risk improves with the duration of as well as. Perhaps the most serious eye issue due to diabetic issues is suffering from diabetic issues retinopathy, harm to the light-sensitive retinal tissues that range the back of the eye.Thanks!!

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  2. Very good article! The most serious eye condition associated with diabetes involves the retina, more specifically the network of blood vessels lying within it. This condition is called as diabetic retinopathy and is the leading cause of visual loss in diabetics.In the majority of cases, sight is not seriously affected. However, this is a warning sign that a sight-endangering condition could occur in the future, so more frequent eye exams are required to monitor for further deterioration.