Eye Care for Diabetics
One major complication that can face diabetics involves their eyes. This makes eye care one of the most important tasks for a diabetic.
To illustrate the dangers facing those with diabetes consider the following statistics.
1. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
As these statistics show diabetes does put one at serious risk for eye trouble. How is it possible for a diabetic to go about an eye care routine? We’ll look to discuss several areas that those with diabetes can care for their eyes.
Every ophthalmologist will tell you that keeping blood sugar levels under control is the key to reducing the risk for eye complications. So the fundamentals come into play. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely. Have a diet that is nutritiously balanced for a diabetic. Take your insulin or doctor prescribed medication as advised by your healthcare professional.
In addition visiting your ophthalmologists on a regular basis, usually once a year, will help to monitor the progression of diabetes complications in your eyes. An ophthalmologist will have your eyes dilated and will be able to check for any damage. If any damage is detected due to the course of diabetes preventive measures can be put in place. Early detection is a key to curbing any damage from diabetes.
Diabetics are at risk of developing a condition known as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy can develop into the eventual condition of a detached retina. An ophthalmologist will be able to detect and monitor such a condition if existing.
Consider these suggestions along with the consultation of your healthcare professional and minimize any danger of diabetic eye complications.
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