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November draws awareness to Diabetes

November draws awareness to Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, which brings attention to the 1 out of every 11 Americans currently diagnosed with the disease. During this month, I would like to remind all of our diabetic patients about the importance of their yearly, dilated eye examination. During your exam, we look for blood vessels changes in the back of your eye. These vascular changes are called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and even blindness. Being diabetic also puts you at an increased risk of developing other eye diseases, like glaucoma. Poor blood sugar control, high blood pressure and smoking all increase your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. After your exam, we send your results to your primary care doctor or endocrinologist to keep them informed about your ocular health. Early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy is critical to maintain your vision and quality of life. So please don’t delay -- Schedule your diabetic exam today.

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