How To Prevent Blindness From Diabetes

Each year, more than 25,000 Americans become blind from diabetes. Fortunately, most blindness caused by diabetes can be prevented.

If you have the disease, knowing the following facts can help you preserve your vision. If you know someone who has diabetes, be a sight-saving friend and pass the message along. Here are some facts to improve your vision eye-Q from the National Eye Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health:

Across America, organizations are sponsoring educational activities during November, National Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes and haven't had a dilated-eye exam in the last year, make an appointment. If you don't have diabetes, encourage someone who does or is in one of the high-risk groups to get an exam. For more information about diabetic eye disease, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.(NAPSI)

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