As the rate of diabetes continues to increase across the country, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of this whole-body health issue. Eye health issues caused by diabetes are often not discussed until serious problems arise. Diabetes impacts your quality of vision, reducing your color and contrast sensitivity and even causing vision loss. However, just as nutrition is important for the overall stability of diabetes, it’s imperative for preserving lasting eye health. Here are some nutrients that are necessary for supporting vision for people with diabetes. Continue reading Supplementation to Support Diabetic Eye Health
When it comes to diabetes care, there’s a minimum standard expected from eye care professionals (ECPs). According to a recent study, many ECPs’ diabetes protocols are not meeting the current National Eye Institute of Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines. Here’s what the research shows. Continue reading Is Your Diabetes Management Failing Clinical Guidelines?
When it comes to vitamins and supplements, a lot of brands would claim that they’re “supported by science.” However, that “science” is hardly ever for the formula as a whole, and it’s often in the form of clinical studies, which are hard enough for clinicians to understand. EyePromise DVS is one of the unique formulations that has been tested in a clinical trial, and we’re breaking down the results so you can understand what all that science means for you.
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Diabetes is on the rise and has been for the last decade. With no end in sight to the unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle that has become all too common today, this number will likely continue to increase. While diabetes isn’t necessarily a specialty for most ODs, it should be common practice to have these types of conversations with your patients, for their benefit and yours. Alexia Vaughn, OD, MS, MBA, explains how she incorporates healthy living and diabetes education into her daily talk track. Continue reading Patient Talk: Diabetes & Eye Health
November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the 14th of November is National Diabetes Awareness Day. There are few conditions that take a toll on the body the way diabetes does. From the inner working of vital organs to extremities like toes and fingers, many bodily functions can be impacted. To help bring about awareness, we’re sharing some information about diabetes. Continue reading What You Should Know About Diabetes & Eye Health
While we’ve all been focused on the current global COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another health concern that’s been steadily on the rise: diabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we’re talking about this health concern because it’s the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and impacts almost every part of the body. Diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure, and stroke and has been linked to heart disease, dental disease, and nerve damage. Here’s what you need to know about this growing health crisis. Continue reading Diabetes: The Silent Pandemic
If you or your loved one has diabetes, you know that it impacts many aspects of the body, including the kidneys, heart, eyes, and even fingers and toes. When it comes to care protocols, exercise is one of the common recommendations because it can help reduce the adverse metabolic effects of diabetes. For some, sports are their chosen form of exercise, but can a person with diabetes be a competitive athlete? Continue reading How Do Diabetes and Nutrition Affect Sports?
We’ve talked recently about how diabetes is a growing problem, with thousands of new cases presenting each year and millions more going undiagnosed. But with this epidemic comes an opportunity for the Doctor of Optometry. This opportunity allows them to get involved with patients’ eye and overall health in relation to diabetes. Paula Newsome, OD, saw an opportunity to make a difference in her community and in her patients’ lives, and she decided to act. Continue reading Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes
With diabetes being such a complicated health concern, it can be intimidating to recommend an eye vitamin. In a case study published by Healio, Drs. Nate Lighthizer and Megan Chee proved that EyePromise DVS fits right into the standard diabetes care protocol and positively impacts patient outcomes. Continue reading Real Results with EyePromise® DVS
Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic health issues in the world, affecting nearly 30.5 million Americans. It’s also one of the leading causes of vision impairment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone with diabetes loses visual function every 15 minutes. Continue reading The Optometrist’s Role in the Diabetes Care Team