Go Easy on the Eyes!

By American Diabetes Association

May is Healthy Vision Month. We often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re just as important as the rest of us.

If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk for developing eye problems that can lead to blindness. With regular checkups, you can keep minor problems minor. And if you do develop a major problem, there are treatments that often work well if you begin them right away.

Here are ways that you can make your vision a priority and protect your eyes:

Get a dilated eye exam. Getting a dilated eye exam is the only way to catch eye diseases early—because with many, there are no warning signs. Talk to your eye care professional about how often you should have one. The American Diabetes Association generally recommends having this exam annually if you have diabetes.

Live a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy foods, maintaining a healthy weight, managing blood glucose levels and not smoking can lower your risk of eye disease.

Know your family history. Talk to your family members about their eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease, because many are hereditary. This will help determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease yourself.

Use protective eyewear. Protect your eyes when doing chores around the house, playing sports or on the job to prevent eye injuries from happening. This includes wearing safety glasses, goggles, safety shields and eye guards that are made of polycarbonate.

Wear sunglasses. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation, so you can keep your vision sharp and eyes healthy. A hat offers great protection, too!

Taking these steps can help prevent vision loss, blindness and many eye diseases and conditions from occurring. For more information on diabetes and eye complications, please visit our website or the Healthy Vision Month website from the National Eye InstituteThis image is associated with an external link..

From: http://diabetesstopshere.org/2014/05/12/go-easy-on-the-eyes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=go-easy-on-the-eyes



Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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