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Category Archives: Diabetes

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Struggling to Manage Doctor Visits for Diabetes? Look for Collaborative Care in Plano

While it would be great if diabetics could see one doctor for all their care, many end up seeing multiple physicians. Complications from diabetes affect the entire body – ears, eyes, feet, heart, nerves, kidneys, skin, brain and more. Juggling doctor appointments can be confusing and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Key-Whitman Eye […]


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The Essential Diabetes Eye Health Checklist

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or have risk factors for the disease, your vision may be in danger. Surprisingly, many diabetics don’t realize that diabetes increases the risk for a number of blinding diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, early cataracts and glaucoma. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Faisal Haq, “The good […]






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Causes, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is a common eye condition affecting an estimated 40 to 45 percent of all Americans who have diabetes. When left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can result in permanent vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood glucose levels cause the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina to […]


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How a Failed DMV Eye Test Prevented One Man From Going Blind and Taught Him to Take Diabetes Seriously

Texas native Steve Nicholson is probably one of a select few who will tell you he’s glad he flunked his vision test at the DMV. The 57-year-old, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while battling cancer in 2011, is also grateful Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Kristen Leaser, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, has a talent for setting […]


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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and it may be one of the most important awareness months when it comes to eye diseases. Many people do not realize that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 64, so generating awareness of the eye condition is extremely important.November is Diabetic […]


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Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetic Eye Disease?

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. As many as 25 to 45 percent of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy. November is American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, it is important that you educate yourself on the potential […]


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