Diabetes is a condition that occurs when blood sugar remains very high for a long period of time. This elevation can cause many serious complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, and blindness. These complications can be life altering, but the good news it that they are avoidable through a healthy diet, exercise, and medical management if necessary.
Patients with diabetes are at risk for developing problems with their eyesight and are 25 times more likely to lose their sight than non-diabetics. Yearly diabetic eye exams are recommended by providers.
For more information on diabetes and diabetic eye disease visit the Prevent Blindness website.