Living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes puts you at an increased risk for eye disease. As with most diabetes complications, a proactive approach to protecting your eyes can make a considerable difference. Fortunately, most people with diabetes will only experience minor eye issues, and with regular check-ups you can help keep your eyes healthy.
There are three common eye diseases that can develop due to diabetes complications:
Staying on top of your condition is vital to preserving your eye health. Left untreated, high blood glucose and high blood pressure will significantly increase your odds of developing eye disease. In consultation with your healthcare provider, you can take these measures to help avoid complications:
Staying informed on the potential complications of your condition is an important aspect of your treatment plan. By understanding potential eye problems that could arise—as well as how to avoid them—you can better protect your eyes and overall health.
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