If you have diabetes, high blood sugars can cause damage in the blood vessels of your eyes.
As a result, this may lead to diabetic retinopathy (problems in the retina), cataracts (cloudy eye lens), and glaucoma (pressure in the eye).
Follow these steps to prevent eye complications:
- Get a dilated eye exam at least once a year: an ophthalmologist can check for and treat any signs of disease early to prevent complications.
- Ensure that your blood sugars are in target range most of the time: Avoid highs and lows as much as possible to protect your eyes.
- Keep blood pressure in check.
- Make sure your cholesterol is well managed.
- Quit smoking: Also, if you do NOT smoke, do NOT start!
- Eat a healthy diet: In addition, monitor your sugar, fat, and salt intake.
- Exercise regularly
Doing these things helps lower your risk of eye disease and vision loss.
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