5 WAYS DIABETES AFFECTS YOUR EYE HEALTH

August 30, 2018 by eyecare0
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Diabetes is a condition where your body is not able to use glucose efficiently.

Glucose, a type of sugar, is produced by your body when you eat something. Glucose goes into your blood and is converted into energy. A hormone called insulin allows this process to happen. Diabetes can exist in two forms: Type 1 and Type 2.

Diabetes can affect your eyes in a variety of ways:

  1. The most serious eye condition related to Diabetes is diabetic retinopathy.
  2. The changes from decreasing blood sugar levels caused by diabetes can affect the lens inside your eye, especially when your diabetes isn’t controlled. These changes can result in your vision blurring, which can change from day to day, depending on your blood sugar levels.
  3. Diabetes can cause the lens in your eye to become cloudy. A condition known as a cataract.
  4. Some people with diabetes develop glaucoma, an eye condition that can cause damage to the optic nerve.
  5. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in Canada.

If you would like to learn more, If you would like to learn more, Diabetes Canada offers in-depth research regarding this issue.

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