Diabetic Retinopathy: 10 Things Diabetics Must Know To Protect Their Vision

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) affects 7.7 million Americans, and that number is projected to increase to more than 11 million people by 2030. Many African Americans are included in these statistics. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than 800,000 African Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and this number is projected to increase to approximately 1.2 million  people by 2030.

Here are the facts you need to know to protect yourself and  your loved ones.