A person with diabetes checks their blood sugar

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are the only ways to prevent vision  loss.

During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) is encouraging you to spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision.

As a health professional or community leader, you are in a good position to encourage people to take steps to protect their vision. Help spread the word about diabetic eye disease with our latest educational resources.

American Diabetes Association logo and NEI logo

Hear from experts on diabetes and eye health

This National Diabetes Month, NEI teamed up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for a LinkedIn and Facebook Live event to discuss diabetes and eye health. Watch the recording to hear NEI’s Dr. Chew and ADA’s Dr. Gabbay talk about preventing and managing diabetic eye disease and learn about new treatment options!

Share these resources

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

Give a presentation

You can share important information about how people with diabetes can prevent vision loss through early detection, treatment, and follow-up care.

Spread the word on social media

Use the Facebook and Twitter posts below to tell your followers about National Diabetes Month. You can also use these posts to talk about diabetic eye disease all year long

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Last updated: November 13, 2020