BCBSRI urges diabetes patients to get regular eye-dilation tests

BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island advises regular eye-dilation tests for people with diabetes. /COURTESY RHODEAHEAD.COM
BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island advises regular eye-dilation tests for people with diabetes. /COURTESY RHODEAHEAD.COM
PROVIDENCE – Diabetes puts more than 100,000 diabetic Rhode Islanders at much higher risk for eye damage than average, but early detection and treatment can mitigate the risk. While most diabetes management often focuses on controlling blood sugar and blood pressure, an overlooked, yet vital, component of a diabetes care routine is an annual, comprehensive…

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