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Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

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Comprehensive eye exams are important for many reasons. Along with eye-related concerns, eye doctors may be able to detect other health issues during a comprehensive eye exam. Can you detect diabetes through an eye exam? “The answer is yes, yes you can,” said VSP network eye doctor Meghan Riegel, OD. According to Dr. Riegel, diabetes Read More »

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Myth Busters – Common Eye Exam Misconceptions

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We can all agree that having healthy eyes is important, but did you know just over 50% of people get annual eye exams? Why you might ask? According to a recent VSP survey in partnership with YouGov, a majority of people skip eye exams because they don’t think they need vision correction, think eye exams Read More »

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Secrets Your Eyes Can Tell You About Your Heart

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February often brings with it thoughts of heart-shaped candies and heart-themed décor for Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it should make you think about your heart health too! February is American Heart Month, which is meant to bring about awareness for heart disease, the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. Read More »

The Truth About Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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The latest report by the CDC estimates there are more than 30 million Americans suffering from diabetes and another 84 million who are thought to have pre-diabetes. As scientists continue to research the effects of diabetes, they’re uncovering connections to a number of other health conditions, including vision issues and hearing loss. If you or Read More »

Keeping an Eye on Diabetes this World Diabetes Day

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Today on Google you’ll see a Google Doodle that commemorates what would have been the 125th Birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who discovered that diabetes could be treated with insulin, a discovery that has saved millions of lives. November 14th is also World Diabetes Day which is led by the International Diabetes Federation  to bring about Read More »

Take Steps to Prevent Diabetes this World Health Day

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World Health Day 2016 is focused on increasing awareness of diabetes, the massive costs to society associated with the disease and the consistent increase with those impacted by it. Today cases of diabetes have quadrupled since 1980 and unfortunately the pace shows no indication of slowing down. In simple terms diabetes is a disease that Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Eye Health

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Today is World Diabetes Day, which brings awareness to the disease which affects 347 million people across the globe. Diabetes is also a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Dr. Eric Fonberg, member of the VSP Vision Care Canada Board of Directors, shares the connection between diabetes and eye health in this guest post. Eye health Read More »

World Diabetes Day

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November 14th marks World Diabetes Day, a day to bring awareness to this chronic disease that affects 347 million people worldwide. Every 17 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. Types of Diabetes Type 1 diabetes most often occurs in children and young adults. This form of diabetes is not preventable. It occurs Read More »

The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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This is a guest post from TruHearing, which provides exclusive hearing aid discounts to VSP Vision Care members and their extended families. This article originally appeared here. Scientists have long suspected a link between diabetes and hearing loss, but not until recently has a study actually uncovered data to support that idea. The National Institute of Read More »

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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May is a great month — Mother’s Day. International Museum Day. Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you). And who can forget Asian Pacific American Heritage Month? It definitely calls for some celebration.  And, I’m being totally serious. Did you know that not only are Asian Americans the fastest growing ethnic group in Read More »