NEHEP has developed educational resources to help you reach African Americans with information about diabetic eye disease. Find more materials to support your educational sessions.
Watch this animation to learn the important steps that people with diabetes can take to protect their vision from diabetic eye disease.
Use this article in any of your publications or newsletters to educate people about eye health. You can copy and paste the text into a new document or download and use the file as is.
- Don’t get caught off guard on your next adventure (PDF 316.75 KB)
Find information and tips to help you communicate important eye health messages to African Americans.
- Focus on diabetic retinopathy (PDF 956.29 KB)
Please share these slides/flyers with the people in your community. Include them in presentations and weekly congregational announcements, place in common areas, and post on your website and social media pages.
Social media posts
Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for diabetic eye disease. We hope you are as excited as we are to share them. Get the word out in the community by sharing these posts about healthy vision. Join the national conversation by using the hashtag #MyHealthyEyes.
Diabetic eye disease is a group of diseases that includes cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. They often have no early symptoms. If you have diabetes, don’t wait until you notice problems to have an eye exam. Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/diabetic-retinopathy
African Americans are at higher risk for developing diabetes and eye health complications such as diabetic eye disease. If you have diabetes, keep your health on TRACK: Take your medication. Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Add physical activity to your daily routine. Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Kick the smoking habit. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2fYzvrC
During National Diabetes Month, learn about the eye health complications that people who have diabetes can get. Vision lost from diabetic eye disease often cannot be restored, but early detection and timely treatment can save sight. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/diabetic-retinopathy
African Americans are at higher risk for diabetes & eye problems like #DiabeticEyeDisease: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/diabetic-retinopathy
During National Diabetes Month, learn about the eye health complications that people who have #diabetes can get: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/diabetic-retinopathy