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Diabetes Eyecare in San Marcos – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way we process food. Approximately 3,800 residents of San Marcos have the diseases. With all forms of diabetes, the body has trouble converting sugar in the blood into energy.

Our neighbors with diabetes are more likely to develop vision-threatening conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes Statistics

  • Almost 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, or 8.3 percent of the population.
  • Between 3,500- 4,000 people in San Marcos suffer from diabetes.
  • There has been an 89% increase in the number of people with diabetic retinopathy from 2000 to 2010.
  • Over 4.2 million adults were diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy as recently as 2008.
  • People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to go blind than those who are not diabetic.


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