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Eye Problems and Diabetes

Tags: | Comments: 1 | April 27th, 2015

If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor for regular exams are important to avoid eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems from diabetes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 74.

Some of the major eye problems that people with diabetes may develop and should be aware of are

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Maculopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

When to Contact Your Doctor About Eye Problems in Diabetes

If you have diabetes, contact your doctor about any eye problems in if any of the following occur:

Black spots in your vision
Flashes of light
“Holes” in your vision
Blurred vision

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  1. Nimnada

    Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump for insulin infusion. But researchers from the University of North Carolina and NC State have now developed what could be a much more patient-friendly option: artificial cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise.

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