November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

The disease can lead to a group of eye problems people with Diabetes may face as a complication to the disease, including Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Because Diabetic eye disease often has no early symptoms it is important to have a comprehensive dilated eye examination at least once a year. You can also take note from The National Eye Health Education Program to stay on TRACK with your diabetic eye health.

T – Take your medications
R- Reach and maintain a healthy weight
A – Add physical activity to your daily routine
C – Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol
K – Kick the smoking

We are fortunate to have Dr. Abraham a leading physician in retina services on our team at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute. She spends much of her time participating in clinical research trials linked to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vein occlusions to provide the best care for our patients.