Diabetes the Basics–Reducing Risks

Diabetes Self-Management- REDUCING RISKS– based on the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors  Note: Audio not completed Updated 2021 by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES When diabetes is not properly managed, other health complications occur. It is important to help reduce your risk of complications by quitting smoking, performing foot checks, monitoring your blood pressure, monitoring your … Continued

November is Diabetes Month

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are critical to prevent vision  loss.  During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) encourages you to learn how people with diabetes can protect their vision.   VisionAware provides you with information on managing your diabetes, including if you have vision loss through diabetic … Continued

Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes Medications Can Help Improve Your Health

by Kim Ladd, RN, CDCES, CPHQ Editor’s note: For National Diabetes Month, the VisionAware is offering a three-part series on diabetes medications. This series offers two pre-recorded presentations on diabetes medications along with a virtual webinar Q&A “chat” with presenter and Diabetes Educator, Kim Ladd, about the information she shares in Parts 1 and 2 of this series. The live Q&A will be held on November 17 … Continued

Diabetes Medications

By Kim Ladd, RN,BS,CPHQ,CDCES, October 2021 Why Diabetes Medications? The cornerstone of diabetes management is keeping blood sugar levels under control (80 -130 mg/dcl) to help prevent complications of diabetes. In addition to healthy eating, stress management and physical activity, diabetes medications are another way to help manage blood sugar levels. If you have type … Continued

All About Diabetes

Editor’s note: Be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on diabetes basics on April 14 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM ET. by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans, which is just over 1 in 10 people, have diabetes and … Continued

Consumers Want to Know: How Can I Manage My Diabetes with Vision Loss

Many people with diabetes are living with some degree of vision loss caused by their disease and this can make diabetes self-care more difficult. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 12,000 to 24,000 people in the United States lose their vision to diabetic retinopathy each year. Diabetes also raises the risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, … Continued

November is National Diabetes Month

VisionAware Is Full of Information and Resources On Diabetes and Vision Loss Read about diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Find out how to monitor your diabetes. Read about the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Check out our Diabetes Guides in English and Spanish. Read Personal … Continued

Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Did you know that the leading causes of blindness among working age adults, may also be one of the most preventable eye diseases? November is Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic Retinopathy, one of the eye diseases associated with diabetes, is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults, according to the … Continued

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month: Learn More About Diabetes and Your Eyes

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness of diabetes and diabetic eye disease and encourage people with diabetes to seek treatment for vision problems related to diabetes. You can learn more about diabetes at What Is Diabetes? and ¿Qué es la diabetes? at VisionAware. According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes … Continued