November 2013: American Diabetes Month
As you may know, this November is American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and nearly 79 million people may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Did you know that diabetes can impact your eye health? In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults. Blurred vision, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy are some other ocular problems those living with diabetes may face.
Eye conditions like these are much more effectively treated early on, so it is important to be consistent with doctor visits and annual eye exams; especially if you have diabetes or are at risk for it.
Call South Waterfront Eye Care to make your next eye exam. We are happy to help you and your doctors manage the care of your diabetes- or any other conditions.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to take advantage of your annual insurance benefits before the end of the year!