Focus on Diabetes™

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) with support from VSP® Vision Care and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched the Focus on Diabetes™ (FOD) initiative to focus on the crucial role annual comprehensive eye exams play in the early detection, intervention, and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. By targeting the gaps in the most prevalent comorbidities associated with diabetes, this campaign helps to bend the curve in preventing and reducing the risk of diabetes-related eye disease. 

The FOD initiative supports health care providers in educating their patients both at-risk and living with diabetes on the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams. FOD increases patients’ engagement in the early detection, intervention and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. Additional information about the ADA’s FOD initiative can be found here:

Click here to download the Focus on Diabetes One Pager_Updated May 2022

As part of Focus on Diabetes, the ADA has partnered with NACHW to create a resource training on diabetes and how it relates to eye health.

On May 10th, 2022 NACHW partnered with the ADA to present a webinar on our partnership and to celebrate Healthy Vision Month! NACHW Focus on Diabetes Webinar Slides 5-10-22

NACHW Toolkit for Focus on Diabetes coming soon!

Register here for our first NACHW Focus on Diabetes Training, June 2nd, 3-5pm EST. 

This training will be 90 minutes with a 30 minute Q&A period at the end. Everyone who attends the session and completes the final survey will receive a certificate of completion from NACHW. In addition, NACHW is holding a raffle for all attendees of five $50 gift cards. 

Important Resources from the ADA:

Diabetes Risk Test

Diabetes and Eye Health:

Living with Diabetes: Ask the Experts Q&A Series

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

There are several ways that people living with type 2 diabetes can immediately take action. Individuals should talk with their doctor at their next appointment about ways to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. The resources below are available to help continue the conversation with loved ones and doctors.

Sign up here to receive ADA’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program, a free, year-long program, to reduce your risks and receive ongoing support for your personal health journey.

Locating Free or Low-Cost Eye Care: