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Why do Diabetics have more Dry Eye Disease?

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 […]

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month: The Stats

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 […]

Facebook Fan Submitted topic #1: Diabetes

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 […]