Healthy Tips for summer

Diabetes: Eye Complications

 People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing eye complications compared to people without diabetes. Most eye complications can be easily treated and managed with regular eye check-ups. Glaucoma
Diabetics are 40% more likely to develop glaucoma compared to non-diabetics. The risk of glaucoma increases with age and length of diagnosis.
woman with bookCataractsDiabetics are 60% more likely to develop cataracts compared to non-diabetics. Diabetics are also more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age and have ti develop at a faster rate compared to non-diabetics.
Ways to avoid eye complications

  • Annual dilated eye exam
  • Blood sugar control
  • Bring high blood pressure down
  • Quit smoking
  • Be aware of symptoms
    • blurry, double vision and seeing spots
    • difficulty reading signs or books
    • pain, pressure and redness in eyes
    • decreased peripheral vision


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