Eyes on Diabetes
Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on November 10, 2016
Prevalence, Prevention and Perseverance
November is Diabetic Eye Health Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The theme for this year is Eyes on Diabetes and will focus on promoting the importance of screening for early detection of type 2 diabetes. Early diagnosis is the key for early education and early treatment!
It is estimated that over 400 million adults are living with diabetes. This number is expected to grow to over 640 million by the year 2040.*
Good News: Up to 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 160 million cases by 2040! *
One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed and is particularly susceptible to complications. The American Diabetes Association is persevering in the fight to increase awareness so that everyone hears the message that it is essential to be screened. *
See your primary care doctor for screening to learn your diabetes risk factors and if you are already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes see your eye MD for annual evaluations!