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The NSU Eye Care Institute Provides Community Diabetic Eye Disease Education


Janet L. Leasher, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O., Associate Professor, Director of Community Outreach/College of Optometry at American Diabetes Association Alert Day.


Nova Southeastern University hosted American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 26 in the Carl DeSantis Building Courtyard on main campus. Janet Leasher O.D. and Nicole Patterson O.D. represented NSU’s Eye Care Institute at this event, educating the community about diabetic eye disease and reminding them to have annual comprehensive eye exams which NSU’s Eye Care Institute offers at 5 locations across Broward County.

This was a one-day, national “wake-up call” which asked participants to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death.

Attendees received educational information about diabetes as well as free (fasting) blood glucose screenings, foot care and education, and vascular screenings.  NSU is one of 10 locations in Broward County partnered with the American Diabetes Association on this important event.