Training & Educator Resources
Diabetes and the Eyes Educational Toolkit

The Diabetes & the Eyes Educational Toolkit offers educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health in both English and Spanish. These educational resources are intended for healthcare professionals, community health educators, diabetes educators, and anyone in a caregiving or diabetes education role.

Funding for development of these materials was provided by:

The Allergan Foundation

The English version of the educator course and the factsheets have received Favorably Reviewed Approval from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Diabetes & the Eyes Educator Course

The course equips health educators with important patient education messages about diabetes-related eye disease and strategies for maintaining healthy vision.  It provides education about diabetes-related retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataract, methods for preventing vision loss and promoting vision preservation. Designed to educate individuals living with diabetes as well as populations at highest risk for developing diabetes, the course includes a PowerPoint presentation, a script, pre-post test, and course evaluation form.

Complete the form below to access the FREE course. Once you have submitted the request form, you will receive download links to the course files.

Diabetes and the Eyes PowerPoint presentation

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Diabetes & Your Eyes Factsheets

These downloadable and printable factsheets provide general information on diabetes and vision health; symptoms & risk; and diagnosis, treatment & prevention designed to educate patients and the public. The fact sheets reinforce the information provided in the Diabetes & The Eyes Educator Course.

Diabetes & Your Eyes Infographics

These images can be used in social media and media communications to educate patients and the public. When using these infographic, please post messages with #VisionandDiabetes in English infographics and #VisiónyDiabetes with Spanish infographics. Click the thumbnail images below to display the full-sized infographics. Right-click the full-sized infographics to download them for sharing on social media.

Diabetes & The Eyes – Infographics (English)

From 2010 to 2050, the number of Americans with diabetes-related retinopathy is expected to nearly double.

Know Your ABCs of Diabetes to Protect Your Eye Health

What Parts of Your Body Can Be Affected By Diabetes?

Do You Have Diabetes? Your Eyes Can Be Affected

Diabetes is one of the most common risk factors for cataracts.

Do You Have Diabetes?

Diabetes-related Eye Disease is the Leading Cause of Blindness in Working Age Adults

Risk Factors for Diabetes-Related Retinopathy Include...

Staying Healthy Will Make it Easier to manage your diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes-related retinopathy include...

 La Diabetes y los Ojos – Infografía (en español)

Diabetes-related eye disease

diabetes-related eye disease ABCs

diabetes-related eye disease infographic

Tiene Diabetes?

Tiene Diabetes?

La Diabetes/cataratas

diabetes-related eye disease infographic

diabetes-related eye disease infographic

Diabetes-related eye disease

diabetes-related eye disease infographic

Diabetes & the Eyes Resources

These resources are designed to support individuals living with diabetes and help them gain access to eye care that they require to maintain healthy vision.  The resources describe common barriers to eye care, ways to navigate the healthcare system, the intricacies of health insurance and eye care, and an overview of eye care assistance resources.

Created April 28th, 2020