November is Diabetic Eye Awareness Month

Diabetes is a condition that occurs when blood sugar remains very high for a long period of time.  This elevation can cause many serious complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage,  and blindness.  These complications can be life-altering, but the good news is that they are avoidable through a healthy diet, exercise, and medical management if necessary.

Patients with diabetes are at risk for developing problems with their eyesight and are 25 times more likely to lose their sight than non-diabetics.  Yearly diabetic eye exams are recommended by providers.

For more information on diabetes and diabetic eye disease visit the Prevent Blindness website.

Cross Valley Health & Medicine is a primary care practice located in Newburgh, NY, allowing for both virtual and in-person appointments. The practice has two medical providers on staff, a medical doctor who is dual board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and a family nurse practitioner. Both providers are eager to see new patients for the following programs: Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health Management, HIV/AIDS Care Management, Internal Medicine, Medical Marijuana Certifications, Medication-Assisted Treatment, STDI/STI Care Management, and Weight Loss Management. If you are interested in becoming a patient of Cross Valley, please click here to access our online paperwork portal.