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The holidays are here, and with it comes American Diabetes Month. As we all prepare to celebrate the season with our loved ones, let us not forget the importance of regular checkups for those managing diabetes or at risk of developing type-2 diabetes. It’s also a great time to get an eye exam to screen for signs of diabetes.

Regular checkups

Regular checkups are essential for those living with diabetes and those at risk of developing type-2 diabetes. This allows healthcare practitioners to take preventative measures to minimize or avoid progression towards type-2 diabetes, ensuring better health and quality of life.

Regular checkups also help medical professionals monitor any existing diabetes-related complications and ensure you’re receiving adequate care.

Checkups can help you revamp your diet, make lifestyle changes, and update medications, if required. Ultimately, regular checkups provide invaluable insight into your overall health.

Eye exams

Diabetic retinopathy is a common but potentially harmful complication of diabetes, which can damage the retina and cause vision loss if left untreated. At Horizon Family Medical Group, we offer comprehensive eye exams to help detect any signs of diabetic retinopathy early on. These exams are important for those with diabetes as they can help to ensure that any developing complications are addressed quickly and effectively before permanent harm is done.

As American Diabetes Month draws to a close, it’s important to remember the importance of regular checkups and comprehensive eye exams for those living with diabetes or at risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

These screenings offer insight into your overall health and help us address any existing complications quickly.

This American Diabetes Month, join us as we focus on early detection and preventive measures that can help keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season.