Blog : November is National Diabetes Month

By Patrick Haigis | Nov 14, 2014 | in

November may be the month where family and friends come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, but it is also National Diabetes Month. The month is part of an effort to raise awareness of this ever-growing disease and focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.

One of the symptoms of diabetes is impaired vision, which is why Harbor Eyecare Center is doing everything they can to raise awareness and help stop diabetes once and for all.

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Often there are no symptoms until the disease is advanced. Anyone with diabetes is at risk for diabetic eye disease. That’s why Harbor Eyecare recommends anyone with – or at risk for – diabetes have a comprehensive, dilated eye examination at least once a year. Early detection and treatment are key to maintaining healthy vision.

So enjoy your November and make sure to carve out some time to get your eyes checked!

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