There are an estimated 34 million people living with diabetes in the United States. Long-term complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease, nerve damage and eye damage. People who experience diabetic retinopathy may eventually go blind. For many patients in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, there may not be any symptoms at all and that is why screening is important.
Even as more people get their shot, South Carolina reports hundreds of new coronavirus cases every day. Many of those stricken by the virus receive medical care through remote patient monitoring.
A video conferencing system has allowed McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington to continue admissions and care for the mentally ill in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.