American Diabetes Month® Campaign: Social Media Posts

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FACEBOOK

  • November is American Diabetes Month®. DID YOU KNOW diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 74? http://bit.ly/1Wgl84B

  • Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 8.1 million are undiagnosed. People with diabetes are at greater risk for developing eye diseases. Schedule your annual eye exam today. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW

  • In honor of American Diabetes Month®, the AOA has a few tips to help prevent or slow the development of diabetic eye diseases. Take prescribed medication as directed, keep glycohemoglobin test results consistent, maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, control high blood pressure, and avoid alcohol and smoking. http://bit.ly/1Wgl84B

  • People with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk for developing eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy—one of the most serious sight-threatening complications of diabetes. http://bit.ly/1Wgl84B

  • DID YOU KNOW? Those with diabetes are 40 percent more likely to develop glaucoma, which can lead to peripheral vision loss. Take preventative steps and visit your eye doctor for your yearly dilated exam. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW

  • What is diabetic retinopathy? It's a condition that causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye. If left untreated, it can cause blindness.  http://bit.ly/1Wgl84B

  • DID YOU KNOW? Between 40 to 45 percent of Americans with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy, and if left untreated, it can lead to blindness. Take preventative steps and visit your eye doctor for your annual dilated exam. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW

  • Are you having sudden blurred/double vision, trouble reading or focusing on near-work, eye pains/pressures, dark rings around lights, or visible dark spots in images of light?  If so, make sure you visit the eye doctor as these may all be initial signs of diabetic eye and vision disorders. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW

  • Diabetes not only interferes with the body's ability to use and store sugar, it can also cause eye damage and possibly lead to blindness if left untreated. Schedule your annual dilated eye exam today. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW

  • DID YOU KNOW? African Americans and Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. Take preventative steps and visit your eye doctor for your yearly dilated eye exam. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW



TWITTER

  • It's American Diabetes Month®—the AOA has tips to help prevent or slow the development of diabetic eye diseases. http://bit.ly/1Wgl84B

  • Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 8.1 million are undiagnosed—schedule an annual eye exam now. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW
  • Did you know high blood sugar levels can cause damage throughout the body, including the eyes? #AOADiabetesFacts

  • People with diabetes are at high risk for developing glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. #AOADiabetesFacts

  • People with diabetes are 40% more likely to suffer from glaucoma than those without diabetes. #AOADiabetesFacts

  • Those with diabetes are 60% more likely to develop cataracts than people without diabetes. #AOADiabetesFacts

  • Have diabetes and eye health questions you want answered? Tweet us @AOAConnect.

  • Diabetic retinopathy causes progressive damage to the retina and can ultimately cause blindness if untreated. #AOADiabetesFacts

  • Are you experiencing sudden vision changes? Schedule a comprehensive eye exam now. http://bit.ly/1FImUUW

  • Dilated eye exams can detect early warning signs of diabetic eye disease to help preserve eye sight. #AOADiabetesFacts