Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month

Prevent Blind PSA About DiabetesDid you know that November is Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month? DIabetes is, after all, one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness across the globe. An estimated 415 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015, according to “The Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer Report: Global Findings.” By 2040, this number is set to rise to 642 million, constituting some 10 percent of the global adult population aged between 20 and 79 years.

It is vital that you know your risk factors for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), one in three people living with diabetes has some degree of diabetes-related retinopathy (DR), and one in 10 will develop a vision-threatening form of the disease Please do not gamble with your vision, book an appointment with your eye doctor today.

SDCB can help you or a loved one with vision loss or blindness. Please contact us to learn more.

“November Declared as Diabetes-related Eye Disease Month”

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