Diabetes brings a host of problems throughout the body but none more devastating than the eyes. The eyes are important for us. It allows us to see where we are going and prevent us from danger. They are delicate organs which I definitely took for granite before entering into the field of Optometry. I just took it as just one of those parts on our body that was there but I did not know how much care was to be taken in preserving eyesight. Eye Health is very important but many don’t know the dangers of how having Diabetes can really affect the eyes.
Diabetes affects the retina in a major way. It can cause Diabetic retinopathy which can lead to a detached retina for some and can even cause blindness. The veins in the eyes are very delicate to diabetics and one false move can make a bad life decision for Diabetics. In order for diabetics to preserve their eyesight they must be sure to keep their blood sugars under control and eat a healthy and balanced meal. Diabetics also have to pay attention to their bodies a lot more than others because bruises sores and other minor incidents can lead to permanent damage to the body. Many of us can avoid these issues all together by maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right foods to prevent being obese .
Following these things is just one way that you can help prevent Diabetes from affecting your eyes. Be sure to go get checked out by your doctor so that they may help you with proper diet and medicine to maintain good blood sugar or eliminate diabetes all together. Sometimes even the smallest thing can help you out when it comes to health. Remember a little goes a long way!