People who suffer from diabetes are more likely to develop eye diseases. In support of Diabetic Eye Health Awareness Month, learn how to protect your eyesight now.
Of the more than 30 million Americans who have diabetes, one in four of them don’t know it. Diabetes puts you at a higher risk of developing certain eye diseases, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema, and diabetic retinopathy.
If you have diabetes, it’s important to know how to keep a healthy blood sugar level. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage tiny blood vessels in the back of your eyes. If left untreated, that damage can lead to poor vision or blindness.
To prevent diabetic eye diseases, or to keep them from worsening, it’s important to know how to manage your diabetes. About 95% of diabetes-related vision loss can be prevented by early detection, as there are often no warning signs. To keep your eyes healthy, follow these steps to help protect your vision.
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