Created on: March 3, 2016
Learn how to do battle with diabetes from your EYES to your TOES!
Did you know that diabetes can have a serious impact on your vision? Greater than 90% of patients with type 1 diabetes and 60% with type 2 will have diabetic retinopathy after 20 years. It’s the leading cause of blindness in patients ages 20 – 74. Learn how to protect your eyes from the potentially devastating effects of this disease.
In observance of American Diabetes Month this November, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is reminding the 25.8 million people across the United States living with diabetes of the key steps they should take to prevent vision loss.