March is Diabetes Awareness Month. The Facts About Diabetes

Published: 30th January 2007
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Dr. Yesnick will be providing FREE Diabetes eye consultations during the month of March to increase awareness in Las Vegas! Call (702) 966 2020 or visit

The Facts About Diabetes:

March is Diabetes Awareness Month to Educate the Public Regarding Vision Impairment due to this epidemic disease.
Diabetes is a disease marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production in the pancreas.
Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death. People with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.
Over 20 million Americans have diabetes or 7% of the population. Almost 30% don't even know they have it. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people 50 and younger.
During regular eye exams, I often diagnose someone with diabetes that did not know they had it. If caught early enough, no complications result. But many times my patient's vision is saved.
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has risen from 1.5 million in 1958 to 15 million in 2005. An increase of epidemic proportions.
Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.A. Your risk of death is twice that of someone without diabetes.
If you are unsure if you have diabetes, have your eyes examined to detect this blinding eye disease.
For more information please call 966 2020 or visit

Dr. David P. Yesnick, O.D.

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