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Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: November 14th, 2016

Today is World Diabetes Day! This year’s theme is “Eye on Diabetes” and the International Diabetes Federation is highlighting “the urgent need to screen, diagnose and provide appropriate treatment to people with diabetes.”

Diabetes affects millions of people around the world – nearly one in two of the 415 million adults affected by diabetes is unaware that they suffer from the condition. As a result of undiagnosed diabetes, people can develop diabetes-related complications, like diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness if left untreated.  

Diabetes can have harmful and costly effects on the body, which is why it’s important to know about the condition’s causes and impact. The Alliance has resources available for further education about diabetes – including The Silver Book®: Diabetes and an accompanying fact sheet. The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy is also available to learn more about diabetes-related vision complications.

To learn more about the global impact of diabetic retinopathy, check out the infographic below:

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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