Left Navigation Column
Diabetic Eye Disease
Also see Diabetes Mellitus
suggest a link.
If you join one of these support groups, please mention
that you found their group through Medconsumer.info.
BeingSick � A global community of loving people who
understand what its like to be sick or care for a loved
one. "We are a community of loving supportive people
who understand what its like to be sick. We live with
illness, injury, disability, or care for those that do.
This group is a place where you are free to be yourself.
Share your frustrations about being sick, friendships,
family, and just about anything! We are the family who
understands when no one else does! We live your life too!
You are welcome to post in HTML, colors, send links, web
pages, poems, inspiration, e-cards, jokes, chat in our
chat room anytime! We are non-denominational, welcoming
all races, ages, religions and cultures. We know how tough
life is being sick, and we care. There is support for you
here anytime you need us. You are not alone." Yahoo!
Medconsumerinfo. "Medconsumer.info is your
starting point for searching the Web for medical
information. This forum exists for you to discuss, ask
questions, and answer questions about any aspect of
health, healthcare industry, and any aspect of being a
patient. Please take whatever advice you receive through
this forum to your doctor before changing or initiating
any medically-related behavior." Yahoo! group.
National Eye Institute. "The National Eye
Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to
protect and prolong the vision of the American people. As
one of the Federal government's National Institutes of
Health (NIH), the NEI conducts and supports research that
helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders
of vision. This research leads to sight-saving treatments,
reduces visual impairment and blindness, and improves the
quality of life for people of all ages. NEI-supported
research has advanced our knowledge of how the visual
system functions in health and disease.
Vision research is supported by the NEI through
approximately 1600 research grants and training awards
made to scientists at more than 250 medical centers,
hospitals, universities, and other institutions across the
country and around the world. The NEI also conducts
laboratory and patient-oriented research at its own
facilities located on the NIH campus in Bethesda,