National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. This month may be coming to an end, but the importance of maintaining your diabetic healthcare continues.
You are diagnosed with Diabetes, now what? There is not cure yet, but a healthy lifestyle makes a difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medications prescribed and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.
Part of your health care appointments should involve a yearly diabetic eye exam. This exam is highly recommended by Dr. Garcia. It is necessary to evaluate your diabetic health by your ophthalmologist yearly to detect, prevent, and treat any concerns.
All forms of diabetic eye disease have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness. Early diagnosis of diabetes and maintaining strict control of blood sugar and hypertension through diet, exercise and medication, can help reduce your risk of developing eye disease associated with diabetes. Help your eyes stay healthy and get your comprehensive eye examination by Dr. Garcia.