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American Diabetes Month Toolkit- (PDF)

Find information and ideas on how to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetes can cause vision in your eyes to change even if you do not have retinopathy. Maintaining good control of your blood sugar helps reduce episodes of blurry vision. Learn more about it.

Review Date: December 06, 2011

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease has no warning signs. Finding and treating the disease early, before it causes vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control it. If you have diabetes, make sure you get a dilated eye examination at least once a year.

Review Date: March 13, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

Diabetic Eye Disease: How Much Do You Know?

If you have diabetes, take this interactive online test to learn what your "Eye-Q" is on diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

Diabetic Retinopathy- (PDF)

This article provides general information about diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. If you have diabetes, learn what you can do to protect your vision.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

This guide explains what diabetes is, daily care for diabetes type 1 and type 2, blood glucose levels, and where to find help to manage your diabetes.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK