November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, a vital time to focus on the significant impact of diabetes on eye health. With diabetes increasingly affecting younger populations and the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy rising, the urgency to address these issues are crucial.
The Growing Concern of Diabetic Eye Diseases
Recent studies, including the “Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in the US in 2021,” highlight a worrying trend: over 26% of individuals with diabetes suffer from diabetic retinopathy, the most common and potentially blinding diabetes-related eye disease. The National Eye Institute notes that it is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 20–74. (Information taken from Prevent Blindness)
Protecting the Vision of Our Youth
The “Diabetes + The Eyes: Vision Health in Youth Fact Sheet” is a particularly vital resource for parents and caregivers, providing essential information to safeguard the eye health of young people with diabetes. This fact sheet gives an overview on the need for comprehensive understanding and proactive measures in managing diabetes and its impact on vision.
Click here to see more resources and helpful tools to learn more about how vision can be affected from diabetes.
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