Tips for Everyday Living
What can managing your Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) look like? Check out these life and health tips to learn how you can help prioritize your vision and overall health and wellness.
- I’ve been able to get equipment and tools to help me adjust. In all my wall sockets I have plug-in lights so the floor is lit in every room. I had a battery-powered night-light installed by my front door to help me unlock my door at night. And my brother installed little lights inside my light switches so I could see them at night.
- There are other things I’ve learned along the way that have helped with simple day-to-day tasks, like putting my finger in my coffee cup so I know not to overfill it, or replacing those little jewelry clasps with magnets.
DME will change your daily life, but it doesn't have to diminish it. Small lifestyle changes can make a huge impact on your eye health and can make a difference in how you prioritize your vision each day. Consider reaching out to a loved one to help you make these important changes.
This resource is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace a physician's medical advice.
Check out some Resources & Tools to help you manage your DME and get the support you need.
If you assist someone living with DME, find some additional tips here.
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