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Joint Webinar with Diabetes Action Canada and Fighting Blindness Canada

Living Well with Diabetic Eye Disease
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 3 p.m. ET

Dr. David Wong, retinal specialist; Leanne Baarda, Independent Living Skills Specialist, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario; Diana Sherifali, PhD, clinical nurse specialist, Diabetes Care and Research Program, Hamilton Health Sciences; Bert Neutel, patient partner.

Managing diabetes can be challenging and complex – even more so if you are living with an eye disease. In this webinar, multi-disciplinary experts will share their perspectives on how you can live well with diabetes. Topics discussed will include practical tips for managing diabetes while living with vision loss, mental health resources and community supports, and hearing from patient partners who have lived experience of diabetes and vision loss. This webinar is presented in partnership with Diabetes Action Canada.

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Tele-ophthalmology program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada

Tele-ophthalmology program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and accounts for 80% of diabetic-related blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness for working age Canadians. Early detection of diabetic retinopathy by regular screening effectively avoids vision loss from diabetes as necessary treatments prevent irreversible retina damage.