Join us for a “Managing Diabetes in a Busy Life” Webinar

Hand writing diabetes

According to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), about 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes and at least 1 in 3 are pre-diabetic. The rates of diagnosed diabetes in adults by race/ethnic background are: 

  • 7.5% of non-Hispanic whites 
  • 9.2% of Asian Americans 
  • 12.5% of Hispanics 
  • 11.7% of non-Hispanic blacks 
  • 14.7% of American Indians/Alaskan Natives  

(Source: American Diabetes Association) 

Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, is the leading cause of vision loss among working-age adults (National Institutes of Health). Several factors influence whether you get diabetic retinopathy: 

  • blood sugar control 
  • blood pressure levels 
  • how long you have had diabetes 
  • genes 

Managing your diabetes can impact the health of your eyes and improve your quality of life.  

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired will host a webinar titled, “Managing Diabetes in a Busy Life” on November 10 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. It will be led by diabetes care and education specialist Dr. Dawn Davis who will discuss a lifestyle approach that includes healthy eating, being active, monitoring, problem solving, reducing risks and healthy coping.  

 This education event is sponsored by Industries for the Blind & Visually Impaired (IBVI). 

Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Register for the webinar. 

Resources:
News You Can Use: Stay on Track with Your Diabete
Learn more about how to stay on TRACK of diabetes with this helpful handout:

Protect your vision from diabetes infographic from the National Eye Institute; recommendations are in the text later in the article.
TRACK is a way to remember the factors that can contribute to eye health while living with diabetes.

 

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