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Diabetic Eye Disease is a Leading Cause of Blindness

POSTED ON November 14, 2011

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The International Diabetes Federation predicts that one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030. I was shocked to hear this statistic this morning on the Today Show. The popular morning show mentioned the alarming statistic as part of World Diabetes Day today. The latest report estimates that 522 million people will have diabetes in the next two decades. If you are one of the 346 million people worldwide who currently have diabetes, it’s vital ...

The International Diabetes Federation predicts that one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030.

I was shocked to hear this statistic this morning on the Today Show. The popular morning show mentioned the alarming statistic as part of World Diabetes Day today.

The latest report estimates that 522 million people will have diabetes in the next two decades.

If you are one of the 346 million people worldwide who currently have diabetes, it’s vital that you have an annual comprehensive eye exam. The National Institute of Health found that people with diabetes have a significantly higher risk of blindness than the general population.

Diabetic eye disease is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. There are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic eye disease, but your Indiana eye doctor can detect diabetes even when symptoms aren’t present.

A trip to the eye doctor is a one-stop shop. Your Optometrist can uncover nearly 40 systemic diseases including diabetes.

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