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The CDC offers guidance to help people with diabetes stay safe and healthy amid COVID-19.
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👁 Diabetic Retinopathy 👁 Did you know (cause I didn’t!)? Diabetic retinopathy can happen to a person with any type of diabetes, type 1, type 2, or even gestational diabetes. It affects the blood vessels in the retina- the light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eyes and can cause vision loss and blindness. This is why Carter was referred to an optometrist so early in life (he’s only 3.5) and he had his very first eye appointment today! He has approximately 20/30 vision and they want to monitor every 6m instead of 12m to see if it goes away on its own, as many kids’ do as they get older. The little devil would only allow for one eye to be thoroughly examined and wasn’t thrilled when they dilated his eyes and he said “everything was blurry!” But we made it through, painful for me as it may have been (😂) and we will revisit in 6 months! How old were you/your kids when you started seeing an eye doctor? I feel like having the kiddos be seen earlier is somewhat new!
Smiling 😃 so big under this mask. It felt amazing to be moving in-person for the first time in months?! So thankful for @barre3edmonds and how this team has continued to pivot and show how to be incredibly resilient during challenging times. . . . #barre3 #barre3anywhere #edmondswa #maskup #pnw #fitlife #mindfulness #t1dfitness #type1 #diabetic #barre #edmonds #motivationmonday #diabeticlife
For more information, please call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)
Our friends at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) have created a website and helpline for the Hispanic/Latino population. For bilingual resources, visit Latinodiabetes.sansum.org or call (805) 350-8730.
If you are struggling to pay for insulin or know someone who is, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) has resources to help—visit InsulinHelp.org
Connect with our diabetes experts in our live Q&A sessions to get your questions answered during these uncertain times at diabetes.org/experts.