November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month; Resources Available
According to Prevent Blindness America, November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. It would be during the month that pretty much begins the time of year where diets are carb-heavy, but that’s probably the best time to bring awareness to the ailment.
Blurred vision is one of the telltale signs of high blood sugar levels.
It is said that more than 100 million adults in the United States now live with diabetes or prediabetes and that diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. In addition, the National Eye Institute says that people with diabetes are 25 times more likely to become blind than those without diabetes and that Black Americans have a 40 percent higher frequency of severe visual impairment caused by diabetes as compared with Whites and twice the rate of blindness.
At the time of year when sweet treats are everywhere, it can be hard for one with diabetes to keep blood sugar levels under control; but it’s absolutely necessary. Your eyes will thank you for it.
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