|Diabetic eye disease is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the United States, and as the rates of diabetes increase, the number of affected patients will rise as well. Better metabolic management would reduce the risk of progressive eye disease, and there are several approved medications to manage diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy that can not only stop progression, but can actually result in regression of symptoms. To maximize the effect of these interventions, early diagnosis and treatment is critical. However, data indicate that patients with diabetes are not being appropriately referred for ophthalmic care. In this activity, a multidisciplinary panel will discuss the importance of early diagnosis and treatment and strategies for improving communication between health care providers.