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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month-Make an Appointment for an Eye Exam Today

DiabetesMonthDiabetes is on the rise. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is estimated to affect 29 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population. That is up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010. One in four people with diabetes does not know he or she has it, while another 86 million adults (one in three U.S. adults) have pre-diabetes. Without intervention, 15 – 30 percent of people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

Comprehensive Diabetes Care Includes:

• “ABCs of Diabetes” (Hemoglobin A1C, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol)
• Interdisciplinary Management
• Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease
• Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Examination

The Eye Care Institute at NSU would like to remind you that optometry plays a pivotal role in the detection, reduction of visual impairment, and management of diabetes related eye disease.

Please call (954) 262-4200 to make an appointment today!

The Eye Care Institute Locations

Ziff Health Care Center
3200 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33328
(954) 262-4200

NSU Health Care Center
1750 N.E. 167th Street
N. Miami Beach, FL 33162
(954) 262-4200

Specialty Care Center
1111 W. Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 262-4200

Kids In Distress
819 N.E. 26th Street
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 567-5640

Lighthouse of Broward County
650 N. Andrews Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 463-4217