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North Oaks Diabetes Education to Focus on Eye Health at June Meeting

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North Oaks Diabetes Education to Focus on Eye Health at June Meeting

Diabetes can increase risk of developing eye disease, but according to the American Diabetes Association, 95% of diabetes-related eye disease is preventable. Even if you or someone you know has experienced vision loss due to diabetes, it’s never too late to make positive changes.

Optometrist Addie Smith, OD

Start now by joining North Oaks Eye Care Clinic Optometrist Addie Smith, OD, (pictured above) Tuesday, June 15, at 3 p.m. to learn more about diabetes-related eye disease and maintaining vision health at a free group meeting sponsored by North Oaks Diabetes Education. Provider referrals are not necessary; however, seating is limited, and registration is required. Reserve your space here or by calling (985) 243-9106.

The meeting will be held at North Oaks Diagnostic Center, located at 15837 Paul Vega, M.D., Drive in Hammond. COVID-19 safety measures applicable to health care settings will apply during the meeting as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state of Louisiana.

North Oaks Diabetes Education offers group meetings on a monthly basis. Subject matter experts are invited to discuss insights on current health topics related to diabetes to help participants live their healthiest lives. Time also is set aside during each meeting for participants to ask questions and share experiences, tips, ideas and concerns with diabetes experts and each other.

The American Diabetes Association recognizes North Oaks Diabetes Education as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

For more information about upcoming meetings, please call the North Oaks Education Department at (985) 243-9106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.