November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month


At BluTech, we are proud to bring awareness to all things related to eye health. This month is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, a time to spread the word about how people with diabetes can protect their vision. Help us spread the word by learning about diabetic eye disease and the educational resources people with diabetes can use to feel and see their best.


What is Diabetic Eye Disease? 

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness for those with diabetes. This disease often has no early warning signs and should be taken seriously. To prevent vision loss, early detection, timely treatment, and proper care are essential.


How Can You Learn More? 

Researching and speaking to eye care experts are the best ways to learn more about diabetic eye disease. Prevent Blindness is one organization that provides several free resources dedicated to educating people on eye diseases, including those related to diabetes. 


“The number of diabetes cases continues to increase and the condition is hitting people at a much younger age than ever before, which means more cases of permanent vision loss to millions across the country,” said Jeff Todd, president, and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We encourage everyone to get routine dilated eye exams, and those with diabetes to do so annually, so that eye doctors are given a chance to detect, treat, and limit damaging effects to vision.”


The Takeaway

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and can be prevented with regular eye exams and proper vision care. You can help by raising awareness and ensuring that people with diabetes are aware of this disease and what they can do to maintain their eye health.

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