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Diabetic Eye Disease


This program is designed to create awareness about diabetic eye disease among people living with the disease, those at higher risk for diabetes, primary care providers, and other health professionals.

Key Target Audiences: All people with diabetes, particularly those at higher risk, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.

Key Program Messages:

  • People with diabetes need a comprehensive dilated eye examination at least once a year.
  • Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up may prevent vision loss or blindness.

Specific goals and objectives of NEHEP as they relate to diabetic eye disease and information about people at higher risk can be found in the NEHEP Five-Year Agenda.

Resources and Materials

Patients and the Public

Share and distribute valuable resources among your patients and people at higher risk for developing diabetic eye disease.

Health Professionals

Reach and educate your patients and people at higher risk for diabetic eye disease with the use of these resources in your office or other educational setting.

Audio Visuals and Graphics

These resources can be used for educational purposes in a variety of outlets. Our resources are not copyrighted and may be reproduced without permission.


This page was last modified in August 2008

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