Education about eye health among patients with diabetes should be patientcentred

Pubic awareness about diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy is lacking in all societies. It is recommended that health education about these conditions be intensified, and education material and campaigns be oriented to address issues from the patient perspective and not solely that of the provider. Providers and organizations should therefore reassess their educational campaigns and change them into marketing campaigns. Health education must involve local populations and health care...

Agenda purpose and expected outcome

The global burden of diabetes mellitus and complications Current burden and trends Diagnosis and classification of complications of diabetes mellitus Clinical practice guidelines for diabetes and its complications Eye care deficiencies contributing to blindness from diabetic retinopathy Improving integration of eye care within diabetes management Patent and pubic education and awareness Core content of patient and pubic diabetic retinopathy education Materials Disease and its complications...

Global Prevalence Of Diabetes Mellitus And Its Complications

2 1 Current burden Diabetes mellitus is among the leading causes of death, disability and ' economic loss throughout the word 2,3 . WHO has estimated that there and trends were 171 million people wordwide with diabetes mellitus in 2000 and predicted that 366 million people will have diabetes mellitus by 2030 4 . The increase will be due mainly to increases in low- and middle-income countries Figure 1 . The International Diabetes Federation has estimated that another 314 million persons have...