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Diabetic Eye Disease: Social Media

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NEHEP has developed social media resources to help you reach people about diabetic eye disease. We have materials you can use throughout the year and a social media toolkit that will help guide your work during National Diabetes Month.

Using social media year-round

Anytime is a good time to promote eye health on social media. Use and share our social media posts, infocards, infographics, and other materials located in our Resources section.

Follow us on the NEHEP Facebook and Twitter pages, share our diabetic eye disease videos on YouTube, and get some great ideas on the Diabetic Eye Disease Pinterest board.

Facebook and Twitter posts

Post the following messages on Facebook and Twitter, or create your own messages. To make your Facebook messages more visually appealing, include images from our image library.

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  1. If you have diabetes or know someone who does, learn as much as you can about diabetic eye disease and how to prevent vision loss. Visit http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  2. If you have diabetes, have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. It’s the best thing you can do to save your sight. Learn more about dilated eye exams at http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/eyeexam
  3. Diabetic eye disease is a group of complications associated with diabetes. These include cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma, each of which can lead to vision loss and blindness. Learn more about diabetic eye disease at http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  4. Recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy? Learn more about it and available treatment options. Download the What You Should Know About Diabetic Retinopathy booklet at http://catalog.nei.nih.gov/p-243-diabetic-retinopathy-what-you-should-know.aspx
  5. Stay on TRACK to help prevent vision loss from diabetic eye disease: Take your medications. Reach and maintain a healthy weight. Add physical activity to your daily routine. Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Kick the smoking habit. Learn more: http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/track
  6. Did you know that cataracts are common among people with diabetes? Test your diabetic eye disease Eye-Q at http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/doyouknow
  7. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, 20–74 years of age, but vision loss may be prevented through early detection, timely treatment, and follow-up care. Learn more at http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  8. A lot of things can catch us off guard. Diabetic eye disease doesn’t have to. If you have diabetes, go here to learn how to protect your sight. http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  9. Diabetic eye disease has no symptoms in its early stages. Learn more by watching the diabetic eye disease video at http://www.nei.nih.gov/videos

Facebook posts—Spanish Facebook Icon

  1. La diabetes afecta a más de 29 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos. La enfermedad diabética del ojo es una de las principales causas de ceguera entre los hispanos/latinos. Para aprender más sobre la enfermedad diabética del ojo y cómo prevenir la pérdida de visión, visite http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/spanish
  2. ¿Sabía usted que 1.2 millones de hispanos/latinos en los Estados Unidos tienen retinopatía diabética, y se proyecta que para el 2030 este número alcanzará los 3 millones? La visión perdida a causa de la diabetes no se puede recuperar. Pero si se detecta a tiempo, esta enfermedad se puede tratar antes de que ocurra una pérdida de la visión. Para aprender más, visite: https://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/spanish/eyeexam_sp
  3. La enfermedad diabética del ojo es común en los hispanos/latinos. Este Mes de la Herencia Hispana, asegúrese de dejar un legado de visión saludable. Dígale a sus familiares y amigos con diabetes que deben hacerse un examen completo de los ojos con dilatación de las pupilas cada año. Descargue el folleto ¡Ojo con su visión! para aprender más: https://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/NEHEP-pdfs/OJO_Cartoon_Spanish_508.pdf
  4. Si usted tiene diabetes, una de las mejores cosas que puede hacer para asegurarse de que ve lo mejor posible y para mantener sus ojos sanos es hacerse un examen completo de los ojos con dilatación de las pupilas cada año. Aprenda más sobre la importancia de este examen aquí: https://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/spanish/track

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  1. #DidYouKnow that diabetic eye disease treatment is 95% effective in preventing #blindness when detected early? http://go.usa.gov/3XRn5
  2. Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, & American Indians with #diabetes are at higher risk for eye disease. http://go.usa.gov/3XRQk
  3. Do you have #diabetes? Get the facts and protect your eyes from #DiabeticEyeDisease. http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  4. NEHEP has resources to help you protect the sight of people with #diabetes. http://go.usa.gov/3XRQG
  5. Having a #healthfair? @NEHEP has resources to help you protect the sight of people with #diabetes. http://go.usa.gov/3XRPA
  6. If you have #diabetes, learn more about diabetic retinopathy and protect your vision: https://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes
  7. If you or your loved one has #diabetes, keep your health on TRACK. Learn how: http://www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes/content/english/track

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  1. Si usted o un ser querido tiene #diabetes, aprenda sobre la enfermedad diabética del ojo. Visite: 1.usa.gov/W20yW4
  2. Promotoras/es pueden encontrar recursos educativos sobre #diabetes y la salud de los ojos aquí: http://go.usa.gov/cfYgH
  3. Aprenda sobre la enfermedad diabética del ojo con esta infografía: http://1.usa.gov/1BLrAoF
  4. Si tiene diabetes, hágase un examen de los ojos con dilatación de las pupilas. Aprenda más: go.usa.gov/7anx
  5. Si tiene diabetes, la detección temprana de la enfermedad diabética del ojo puede salvar su visión. Aprenda en: http://go.usa.gov/3XREY
  6. No deje que el costo del examen de los ojos sea un obstáculo para obtener el cuidado de la visión que necesita. http://go.usa.gov/3XRmj
  7. ¿Le gusta leer? La enfermedad diabética del ojo podría impedírselo. Fije su vista en una visión saludable. Visite: http://go.usa.gov/3XRmV
  8. ¿Sabías que los hispanos/latinos tienen mayor riesgo de desarrollar la diabetes y sus complicaciones? http://go.usa.gov/3XRmH

Infocards and infographics

You can post our infocards and infographics on your website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn pages. You can also send them using the share feature on our website to partner organizations, media outlets, family members, and friends.

Diabetic eye disease Pinterest Image

Pinterest board

Visit the NEI Diabetic Eye Disease Pinterest board. Repin and like pins we post. Pin content that you find useful. Comment on our pins to let us know what you think.

YouTube channel

Check out our YouTube channel. Watch and share the diabetic eye disease videos, and comment to let us know what you think. Be sure to view all of the NEI eye disease-related videos.

Using social media during National Diabetes Month

Protect Your Vision from Diabetes: TRACK Image

Take advantage of social media during National Diabetes Month. Whether you are new to social media or are a long-time user, you’ll find this guide helpful in developing a social media component for your outreach.

https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nehep-pdfs/NDM_SM_Toolkit.pdf” title=”Diabetic eye disease Social Media Toolkit” target=”_blank”>Download National Diabetes Month Social Media Toolkit PDF [2.6 MB]

Posts for National Diabetes Month

Post the following National Diabetes Month messages on Facebook and Twitter or create your own. Find photos to include with your Facebook posts in our image library.

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  1. In honor of National Diabetes Month, visit the NEI Pinterest board to find resources to help increase awareness about diabetic eye disease: http://www.pinterest.com/neinih/diabetic-eye-disease
  2. Don’t let finances keep you from getting proper eye care, especially during National Diabetes Month. Help may be available. Learn more about financial assistance for eye care at http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/financialaid.asp
  3. Got questions about diabetic retinopathy this National Diabetes Month? We’ve got answers! Read this booklet to learn more: http://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/diabeticretino.pdf

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  1. November is National #Diabetes Month. @NEHEP has resources to help protect the sight of people with #diabetes. http://1.usa.gov/PGIbnF
  2. November is National #Diabetes Month. Don’t lose sight of diabetic eye disease. Learn more from @NEHEP http://1.usa.gov/PGIbnF
  3. If you have #diabetes, make healthy vision YOUR priority during National Diabetes Month! Learn more from @NEHEP http://1.usa.gov/PGIbnF


Be sure to visit the NEI Diabetic Eye Disease Pinterest board during National Diabetes Month. Repin and like pins we post to our boards. Pin content that you find useful. Comment on our pins to let us know what you think.

Additional National Diabetes Month materials

Find more promotional tools in the National Diabetes Month materials in the Resources section of the website.