Patient & Caregiver Educational Resources
Make healthy eating and physical activity part of your daily routine. This can help control blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, which can reduce your risk for developing diabetic retinopathy.
Quit smoking or never start. Smoking increases your risk for developing many complications from diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy.
If you have diabetes, schedule an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam. This can help catch vision problems early.
Patient Toolkit Introduction
Welcome to the RELIEF Patient Toolkit, a resource center for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Better outcomes are achieved when patients are empowered to advocate for themselves and have the background knowledge to fully participate in treatment decisions. This toolkit provides links with information about current treatment options, advice and tips on living with diabetic retinopathy, and answers to frequently asked questions.