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National Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. But you can help people with diabetes prevent vision loss by encouraging them to get regular eye exams so they can catch problems early — and get timely treatment and the right follow-up care.

During National Diabetes Month, join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) in spreading the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision! Use our educational resources to make sure people in your community have the facts about diabetic eye disease.

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Use our resources to spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision. 

American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) Retina Health for Life podcast: From the President's corner.

Hear from experts on diabetic eye disease

NEI recently joined the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) to discuss diabetic eye disease on the Retina Health for Life podcast. During the episode, NEI’s Dr. Emily Chew and NEHEP Planning Group member and ASRS President Dr. Judy Kim share eye disease prevention tips for people with diabetes — and a preview of exciting research that may advance treatment for diabetic eye disease!

Check out the podcast

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Learn how diabetes impacts your eye health

In collaboration with the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. and National Optometric Association, NEHEP Planning Group member Dr. Sherrol Reynolds is giving a webinar called Diabetes and Your Eye Health. Join us on November 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about the impact of diabetes on eye health, the different types of diabetic eye diseases, and healthy habits that can protect your eye health.

Give a presentation

You can share important information about how people with diabetes can protect their vision.

Spread the word on social media

Use the sample Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts below to tell your followers about National Diabetes Month.

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Last updated: November 18, 2022