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Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Do you know that Diabetes could put you at risk for eye diseases?

IMgIf the high blood sugar levels are not controlled for a long period of time, in the event of diabetes, it leads to the damage to various organs in the body, including the eye, with damage to the retina.

Diabetic Retinopathy (DRP) occurs with the damage caused to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina, causing swelling of retinal tissue and clouding of vision. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop DRP. If this condition is not addressed in time, it will lead to vision loss, to both the eyes.

Doctor’s Recommendation:

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Get an eye-check up once a year, without fail. even if your vision seems fine

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Maintain blood sugar and blood pressure levels near normal

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Consult an eye doctor immediately if a change in your vision occurs

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Pregnancy can worsen DRP, so additional check-ups may be advised by your doctor.

DRP Symptoms:

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Spots or dark strings floating in your vision (floaters)

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Blurred vision

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Fluctuating vision

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Impaired color vision

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Dark or empty areas in your vision

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Vision loss

So, manage your sugar levels, follow a healthy lifestyle with appropriate diet and exercises to prevent DRP.

*Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. The content is for educational purposes only. Please contact your doctor for any health care issues.

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