Over 86 million Americans have prediabetes, a precursor to Diabetes. This vascular disease is the #1 cause of blindness in the world. That’s the bad news. The good news is, even if Diabetes runs in your family or your physician has cautioned you about your risk for diabetes, you can help manage your health and protect your vision.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Insight Vision wants to help raise awareness so you can lower your risk for Type 2 Diabetes and potential vision problems. Preventative care is the key, like with so many other life-threatening illnesses including heart attacks.
Eye health for diabetic patients is of particular concern. Our doctors urge people to:
- Control your blood sugar through diet and exercise.
- Stay mindful of your A1C numbers, which will help you stay on track.
- Have annual eye exams, and make sure your eye doctor knows you are diabetic.
Learn more about how persons living with Diabetes can protect their eyesight here: http://www.allaboutvision.com/askdoc/diabetes.htm