Why PaTients Don’t Attend Diabetic Eye Screening

What proportion of diabetes patients do not have annual eye exams?

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the primary causes of vision loss in the United States, however an estimated 50 percent of diabetic individuals do not undergo the necessary yearly eye examinations.

Why is screening for diabetic eye health important?

Important diabetic eye screenings can avoid vision loss. Because you have diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, an eye disorder. Before you become aware of visual abnormalities, screening may identify this condition.

Helpful three-part strategy for a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet that treats and avoids Prediabetes/Diabetes II (also cures/prevents high blood pressure and high cholesterol). Very comprehensive description of insulin resistance and its treatment.

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Diet works if you adhere to it, as simple as that. It is simple to sustain this diet long-term.

Why is screening for diabetic retinopathy important?

Detection and treatment of DR as soon as possible are of utmost significance, as they may avoid vision loss and blindness. Screening for diabetic retinopathy is cost-effective when compared to the expense of blindness in the absence of a screening program. For greater benefits, screening program compliance must exceed 80 percent.

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As soon as I read the explanation in this book, I saw why too much fat was harmful. My insulin consumption went from 30 units per day to 12 units per day, and it seems to be moving even lower, and my blood sugar management has improved to the point that it is almost predictable, while on a high-fat diet, my blood sugar was like a random walk.

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