Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-aged adults? Many people don’t know about the correlation between diabetes and the eyes. I would like to increase awareness because early detection can help to prevent vision loss! In short, diabetes is a disease that occurs when […]
Dry Eye Disease is a very common occurrence in patients with diabetes. While most optometrists are rightly concerned with educating diabetic patients about potential blindness from diabetic retinopathy, it’s important to also address the front surface of the eye. It’s here that Dry Eye Disease (DED) occurs. Many patients have […]
November: National Diabetes Month According to the American Diabetes Association, “diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.” Insulin is the hormone that is needed to convert […]
During American Diabetes Month, it’s important that we remember that diabetes affects the entire body. And while we may think of the kidney disease and heart disease as being associated with diabetes, I was surprised to learn from my dentist that diabetes can pose significant risk to a person’s oral […]
As we progress through American Diabetes Awareness month, I wanted to touch on how diabetes can commonly affect the outside or front surface of the eye. In fact, one study suggests that nearly half of all people with diabetes suffer from Dry Eye Disease. This is very significant because Dry […]
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Dispelling common myths about diabetes is one of the main missions of the American Diabetes Association. They outline the following myths and combat them with useful facts. Do any of these change how you think about diabetes? Myth#1: If you are overweight or obese, you will eventually develop type 2 […]
Dr. Pen from VSP gives brief overview of what occurs during the diabetic eye exam If someone you know has diabetes, please encourage them to see their eye doctor annually.
We asked for suggestions from our Facebook fans for blog posts and we got some great responses. This is the first of 5 posts on Dr. Beach’s blog to be based on these topics/questions. Christie, a CEC Facebook fan, asks: “What about eye problems that diabetics may face and how […]