American Diabetes Awareness Month And What It Means For Retina Health

October 19, 2015

With autumn comes cooler weather and, more importantly, American Diabetes Awareness Month in November. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes. That is 9.3% of the population. This is a growing epidemic with 1.7 million new diagnoses per year. If you are living with Diabetes, it is vital to schedule a yearly eye exam to test for the leading cause of blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), or degenerative retina disease. This disease can occur without symptoms and within the first two years after the onset of Diabetes.

To warm up for the season, regulate blood glucose levels, stay healthy and keep the blood vessels in your retina strong, ADA has the perfect nutrient-rich recipe, Kale Soup with Turkey and Beans. This recipe takes only 20 minutes of prep time and is rich in vitamins A, C and K, low-carb and high-fiber.

To view this recipe, get preventative tips, knowledge on living with diabetes and learn more about what you can do to help stop Diabetes, visit the ADA’s website.