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A Call to Action to Screen All Patients with Diabetes for Diabetic Retinopathy

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A Call to Action from Regina Benjamin, MD, the 18th U.S. Surgeon General

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Did you know that nearly 30% of patients with diabetes aren’t receiving routine eye exams? Here’s why that number needs to change.
  • Overview

    As healthcare providers, it’s our duty to emphasize the importance of preventing the eye-health consequences associated with diabetes, particularly as it pertains to health disparities and underserved populations. This activity featuring Dr. Regina Benjamin serves as a call to action by discussing the essential roles that all healthcare professionals play in the overall eye-health of our patients to reduce visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy.

    Vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life. This activity emphasizes more assertive action in clinical practice for patient with diabetes. The acronym ASSERT-D is a reminder to Assess and Screen for Eye health and Refer or Treat patients with Diabetes.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Prova Education, designs and executes continuing education founded on evidence-based medicine, clinical need, gap analysis, learner feedback, and more. Our mission is to serve as an inventive and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties. 

    Prova Education's methodology demonstrates a commitment to continuing medical education and the innovative assessment of its effects. Our goal is clear—to develop and deliver the very best education in the most impactful manner and to verify its results with progressive outcomes research.

    This activity is provided in partnership with the National Eye Institute, of the National Institutes of Health, of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The National Eye Health Education Program of the NEI is acknowledged for its important contributions to this initiative.

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