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Three Ways To Help Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Ways To Help Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes, you know the importance of checking your blood sugar levels, eating sensibly, and avoiding cigarettes. Since people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are prone to an eye disorder called diabetic retinopathy, you also need to look after your vision. Here are three ways diabetics can help to prevent this condition. Understand Diabetic Retinopathy Also known as diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy affects two million people in Canada and is the leading cause of blindness for those under the age of 65. Diabetes can be detrimental to eye health as it can cause changes in the blood vessels that nourish the retina. Problems with the blood vessels causes a decrease in circulation depriving the retina of oxygen. Ultimately, this can result in vision problems including total loss of sight. Know the Symptoms One...

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