Educational Resources and Materials
The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) has additional information on diabetic eye disease and ideas on how to use these resources in your community.
Tip Sheets for Community Organizations
Some populations are at higher risk for vision loss from diabetic eye disease. Download these tip sheets to learn more about how it affects each population and what you can do to help prevent vision loss and blindness.
Diabetic Eye Disease Infographics
Add these graphics to an article, story, newsletter, or website to provide at-a-glance information on diabetic eye disease, how many people have it, the lack of symptoms, who’s at higher risk, and what can be done to help prevent vision loss.
Diabetic Eye Disease Vodcast
Watch this vodcast and link to it from your website so others can learn about:
- How people with diabetes can avoid vision loss
- Treatment options for diabetic eye disease
- How often people with diabetes need a dilated eye exam
- Where to find more information
Diabetic Eye Disease Animation
Watch this animation to learn how diabetic eye disease affects the blood vessels in the eye and impairs vision.
Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit
This educational toolkit for community health workers and health promoters provides information and tools to help educate people about diabetic eye disease in small group settings. The toolkit contains a step-by-step module, a flipchart (18” by 12”) and other resources.
Watch Out for Your Vision! Read this story if you have diabetes
An illustrated comic book style booklet designed to educate Hispanics/Latinos with diabetes about the eye complications of the disease.
Diabetic Eye Disease: An Educator’s Guide
The Educator’s Guide is a patient education tool for health professionals and community-based educators who work with people who have diabetes. It is formatted as a desktop flipchart with text to guide discussions and illustrations to show the patient. It also includes a CD that features modules that patients can use on their own, a PowerPoint that can be used for presentations, and English and Spanish presentations that can be printed in PDF format. A Spanish-language version is also available.
Promote the Flipchart: Drop-in Article Download
This drop-in article promotes Diabetic Eye Disease: An Educator’s Guide. Download the Word document in English or Spanish for use in your publication.
Diabetic Eye Disease Drop-in Article
Use this article in any of your publications or newsletters to educate people about diabetic eye disease and the importance of a dilated eye exam.
African American Audience
American Indian and Alaska Native Audience
Hispanic/Latino Audience English
Hispanic/Latino Audience Spanish
Medicare Benefits Card: Glaucoma & Diabetic Eye Disease
A promotional card developed with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote the glaucoma and diabetic eye disease benefits under Medicare. The cards come in packets of 50. The cards are appropriate for distribution at health fairs, meal sites, senior centers, and other community locations.
Also available in Spanish: Tarjeta sobre los beneficios de Medicare: El Glaucoma y la Enfermedad Diabética del Ojo.
Diabetic Eye Disease Education Website
Provides a consumer-friendly forum where people can learn important information about early detection, treatment, and follow-up care for diabetic eye disease, as well as order educational materials.
Don’t Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease
Information for people with diabetes. Preventing and treating diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy, cataract, or glaucoma) before vision loss occurs. All people with diabetes need to get a dilated eye exam at least once a year. (5 pages)
Diabetic Retinopathy: What you should know
This booklet is for people with diabetic retinopathy and their families and friends. It provides information about diabetic retinopathy and answers questions about the cause and symptoms of this progressive eye disease. Diagnosis and types of treatment are described. (19 pages)
La Retinopatía Diabética: Lo que usted debe saber (Diabetic Retinopathy: What You Should Know)
Está publicación ha sido diseñada para personas que han sido diagnosticadas con retinopatía diabética. La publicación describe la causa, los síntomas, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de la enfermedad.
Intended for people who have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Describes cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
Lo bello entra por los ojos…no deje que la diabetes cierre esa ventana (Beauty enters through the eyes. Don’t let diabetes close the window.)
Este afiche promueve el examen anual de los ojos con dilatación de pupilas y ofrece consejos sobre como mantener hábitos saludables para controlar la diabetes. (Afiche)
Includes a reminder message about receiving an annual dilated eye exam and offers tips about how to engage in healthy behaviors to control diabetes. (Poster)
Print and Radio Public Service Announcements
Use these print and radio PSAs to educate people in your community about diabetic eye disease.
November is National Diabetes Month
Use these resources to help raise awareness about diabetic eye disase during this observance.
All NEI Diabetic Eye Disease Resources
Order other Diabetic Eye Disease materials