Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration: November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss among Americans, and committing to getting a diabetic eye exam annually is an important step in preserving your sight. Ninety percent of severe vision loss from diabetes can be avoided by visiting your ophthalmologist annually and by controlling your diabetes. The “EyeCommitted” widget is designed to help raise awareness about diabetic eye disease and encourage Americans to commit to an annual eye exam, which can help prevent loss of vision when combined with appropriate treatment. I have also posted this widget to the bottom of this page, but I was afraid some of you might miss it so I thought I'd do a special post today and bring this important message to you all. Please click through at least once on the widget, it would be greatly appreciated!

More than 24 million people in the United States have diabetes and less than half are not getting a recommended dilated eye exam. Among the Hispanic/Latino America population, 2.5 million (9.5%) have diabetes. Furthermore, nearly half of all adult Hispanic/Latino individuals in the United States with diabetes have some type of diabetic retinopathy. These are some frightening statistics!

I have friends struggling with Diabetes and I can't stress enough how important it is to take good care of your health. Our 'Today's Words of Inspiration' often focus on the health of your 'spirit/soul' but today we wanted to shift the focus to the outer you/body.

This widget can be added to your facebook page very easily, allowing you to easily get the message out to your family and friends!

If you haven't done so already, get your physical, your eye exam and annual dental exam taken care of! And of course don't forget your flu shots!

I want to thank our friends at RocketXL for this reminder (this is a NON compensated post!)

Don't forget that we have EIGHT active giveaways on the upper right hand side of the page! And remember, the two giveaways one for Ageless Fantasy Perfume (ARV $98) and one for Eau Flirt Perfume (ARV $98) ends THIS Monday, November 16, 2009, additionally the $50 Gift Card to 1-800 Flowers also ends Monday, so get in your entries ASAP!!!


No comments:

Post a Comment