Date: August 4th, 2016
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a very devastating complication of diabetes that leads to irreversible vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of vision loss and could impact nearly 191 million people worldwide by 2030. Vision loss from DR can be avoided with proper management and treatment, and risk is more common in people who have poorly controlled diabetes. Nearly half of all people with diabetes aren’t getting regular eye exams and are diagnosed too late for effective treatment. The Alliance recently
Date: July 1st, 2010
Diabetes in the U.S. is continuing to rise at an alarming rate, fueled in large part by the obesity epidemic and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and poor diets. Every year, more than 1.6 million Americans develop diabetes—joining the ranks of the more than 28 million Americans who already have the disease. iving with diabetes means constantly facing an increased risk of many serious complications, which are often hard to reverse once they develop. Diabetics often have to deal with heart disease,
Date: February 1st, 2007
If you don’t know someone with diabetes, chances are that you will sometime soon. Even as the prevalence of other chronic diseases slows, this serious condition is exploding as the population grows older, heavier and more sedentary. “This is one of the few chronic diseases that’s growing at an alarming pace,” said Dr. John Anderson at a recent briefing in Washington, D.C. Anderson is assistant clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University and incoming chair of theAmerican Diabetes Association’s (ADA advocacy committee.