November is Diabetes Month

November is Diabetes Month

Did you know that in 2016, eye doctors found diabetes-related manifestations in approximately 320,000 patients who were not aware they had diabetes? A dilated eye examination by a doctor of optometry is one of the most efficient ways to detect new cases of diabetes. This November, American Diabetes Month®, AOA offers members resources to educate your patients about diabetes, and its devastating effects on the eyes. Visit www.aoa.org/diabetes to learn more, or the AOA Marketplace for patient education resources.