Diabetes Care

Topic: The killer of eyes: Diabetic Retinopathy

The killer of eyes: Diabetic Retinopathy

According to survey, that diabetic retinopathy main cause adult blindness except for congenital disorders. Studies have shown that diabetic retinopathy occurs after diagnosis 5 years, unfortunately, people with type 2 diabetes are diagnosed too late. Therefore, most people with diabetes usually had diabetic retinopathy after diagnosis.

It is very important that diabetes is well managed, including blood glucose, blood pressure, lipid profile and quit smoking. People with diabetes should obtain an eye exam every year and have regular follow up with your doctor.

It is hard to make certain of diabetic retinopathy because its symptoms may not be evident, thus the importance of an eye exam. In many cases, diabetic patients would have missed the best timing to cure their eve problems before visual impairment.

Therefore, people with type 2 diabetes should have eye exam when they first diagnosed, and people with type 1 diabetes 5 years after diagnosis. In addition to managing diabetes well and quit smoking, then you can prevent complication and have a high quality of lifestyle.

Source: American Diabetes Association

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