Diabetes can be a very debilitating and harmful disease. Diabetes can be effectively managed, but potential complications include heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage. Many people may not know that diabetes can also impact vision.
Swollen, leaky blood vessels in the eye, called diabetic retinopathy, can damage your vision and even lead to blindness. Symptoms include floaters or spots in your field of vision. Symptoms of eye trouble can be mild at first, so it’s important to see your eye doctor regularly.
Cataracts and Glaucoma are also more common in people with Diabetes, but both of these can be treated and controlled.
Everyone with Diabetes should work to keep their blood sugar under control, and regularly monitor blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Your body, and your eyes will thank you for taking care of your blood sugar.
David Ekin, President