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Free Webinar on Diabetic Macular Edema: Taking a Proactive Approach to Access Eye Care and Maintain Vision: October 4, 2022

People living with diabetes may develop diabetic macular edema (DME), which can result in damage to the body’s small blood vessels, including the eye, due to consistently high blood sugar levels related to “poor glucose control.” Patients with DME have difficulty adhering to treatment regimens requiring frequent injections in the eye to preserve vision, impacting their ability to work as well as daily functioning. On October 4, 2022, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm Eastern Time, individuals with DME, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and caregivers are invited to join in an online seminar to find out about strategies “to help you communicate your treatment expectations, engage in shared decision-making with doctors and other care professionals, and ensure access to wholistic care,” including controlling risk factors for developing complications from diabetes. A panel made up of an ophthalmologist, optometrist, patient advocate, and individual with DME will speak about the importance of regular eye exams for early detection and treatment, review treatment strategies to protect vision, and devices and tools that can help to reduce disease and treatment burdens. Find out more on the Prevent Blindness website here about the webinar on Taking a Proactive Approach to Access Eye Care and Maintain Vision for People with Diabetic Macular Edema or register directly here. Prospective attendees can also send questions to be answered during the live session.