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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Diabetic Retinopathy – How It Can Relate to What You Eat This Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the thought of what to eat and how much to eat can often create unwanted anxiety for those struggling with diabetes. Traditionally, Thanksgiving consists of high fat and high carbohydrate meals, which can lead to poor control of blood sugar levels. Elevated levels of glucose in the blood, over time can lead to a number of damaging complications, one being diabetic retinopathy. During this Holiday of smorgasbord dinning, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind is creating awareness of the leading source of blindness in individuals between the ages of 20 and 74 – Diabetic Retinopathy.

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