Sunday, November 3, 2013
Recipe Contest for Eye Health
People with diabetes and prediabetes continues to rise. And according to the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, more than 7.6 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy. The longer someone has diabetes, the more they are at-risk for vision loss from diabetic eye disease and related eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataract. Fortunately, for some, lifestyle changes can delay or prevent developing diabetes and its effects. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of those steps. As part of Prevent Blindness America’s “Live Right, Save Sight!” program, in conjunction with declaring November as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, the national non-profit group is conducting an online contest seeking recipes that benefit those with diabetes and include ingredients that are also healthy for the eyes. The contest will run from Nov. 1-30, 2013. Those interested in participating may visit preventblindness.org/diabetes to enter. Read more.