Eye health is often a problem that is overlooked by most patients suffering from high blood sugar levels.
While there might be no jarring warning signs, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
Diabetics will usually develop cataracts earlier in life and these will usually progress faster than those without diabetes. Diabetics also have a good chance of being affected by diabetic retinopathy, a condition where new fragile blood vessels in the retina are damaged due to the overabundance of glucose and/or fructose from our diet. If the eyes are not monitored vigilantly, it could lead to blurred vision and even potential blindness.
Compared to non-diabetics, people with diabetes are 40 percent more likely to suffer from glaucoma, a condition where the fluid inside the eyes does not drain properly. This leads to excess pressure building up inside the eyes and leading to permanent damage to the nerves and blood vessels in the eyes.
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