Diabetes can affect nearly every organ in the body. One of the most vulnerable organs is the eyes. An ounce of prevention, however, can go a long way.
Common Eye Problems
More than half of all diabetics have eye damage. High blood sugar levels can be very damaging to all the small, intricate blood vessels that connect to the eye. Having diabetes puts people at risk for retinopathy, cataracts and Glaucoma.
But you don't have to take it lying down! The sooner you take control of your diabetes, the more damage you can prevent.
Keeping your blood glucose levels under control can help prevent damage to your eyes-- so just keep up with your diabetes care and management routine.
High blood pressure is common in diabetes and can increase your risk for eye damage, so follow your doctor’s instructions to help keep your levels under control.
Smoking increases a diabetic's risk of complications exponentially, so if you needed yet another reason to quit, this is it.
A diabetic can't afford to procrastinate when it comes to annual eye check-ups, so make sure to put it on the calendar every year. Early detection of problems will be your best weapon against serious complications.
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