National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Diabetic Eye Disease Outreach Opportunities: Health Observances

Outreach Opportunities:
Diabetic Eye Disease Messages
for Social Media

Use these messages in your social media outlets to help increase awareness about diabetic eye disease.

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  1. If you have diabetes or know someone who does, learn as much as you can about diabetic eye disease and how to prevent vision loss. Visit www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  2. If you have diabetes, have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. It’s the best thing you can do to save your sight. Learn more about dilated eye exams at www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/eyeexam
  3. Diabetic eye disease is a group of complications associated with diabetes. These include cataract, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, each of which can lead to vision loss and blindness. Learn more about diabetic eye disease at www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  4. Recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy? Learn more about it and treatment options available. Order the What You Should Know About Diabetic Retinopathy booklet at http://catalog.nei.nih.gov/p-243-diabetic-retinopathy-what-you-should-know.aspx
  5. Stay on TRACK to help prevent vision loss from diabetic eye disease: Take your medications. 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: www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/track
  6. Did you know that cataracts are common among people with diabetes? Test your diabetic eye disease Eye-Q at www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/doyouknow
  7. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, 20-74 years of age, but vision loss may be prevented through early detection, timely treatment, and follow-up care. Learn more at www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  8. A lot of things can catch us off guard. Diabetic eye disease doesn’t have to. If you have diabetes, go here to learn how to protect your sight. www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  9. Diabetic eye disease has no symptoms in its early stages. Learn more by watching the diabetic eye disease video at www.nei.nih.gov/videos

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  1. #Didyouknow that diabetic eye disease treatment is 90% effective in preventing #blindness when detected early? www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/know
  2. Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, & American Indians with #diabetes are at higher risk for diabetic eye disease. Learn more: www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/faq2
  3. Do you have #diabetes? Get the facts and protect your eyes from #diabetic eye disease. www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  4. NEHEP has resources to help you protect the sight of people with #diabetes. www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/
    diabeticeyedisease/educational
  5. Having a #health fair? @NEHEP has resources to help you protect the sight of people with #diabetes. www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/
    diabeticeyedisease/educational
  6. If you have #diabetes, learn more about diabetic retinopathy and protect your vision: www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  7. If you or your loved ones has #diabetes, keep your health on TRACK. Learn how: www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/
    english/track