Friday, 29 July 2016

Don't compromise with your eyes, Controle Diabetes...

You may have heard that diabetes causes eye problems but do you know that if it is not controlled well, it can finally lead to complete blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. With regular check-ups and proper care, you can prevent the minor problems turning into big issue. And if you do develop a major problem, there are treatments that often work well if you begin them right away. Let's know about the dangers of Diabetes on our eyes and how we can prevent it...

Diabetic retinopathy:  Retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults. The sooner retinopathy is diagnosed, the more likely these treatments will be successful. The best results occur when sight is still normal.
Prevention: Your retina can be badly damaged before you notice any change in vision. Most of the times people with non-proliferative retinopathy have no symptoms. Even with proliferative retinopathy, the more dangerous form, people sometimes have no symptoms until it is too late to treat them. For this reason, you should have your eyes examined regularly by an eye care professional and also proper care and control over Blood glucose level is very important.

Cataract- People with diabetes are more likely to develop vision-stealing cataracts compared to non-diabetics. If you have diabetes mellitus, it is very important to have an expert diabetologist who can understand and handle you condition. He will help you with your diet and controlling your blood sugar. When you don't have good control over your glucose levels, sugar levels rise in the aqueous humor and in the lens. High levels of glucose in the lens cause it to swell, affecting clarity of vision.
Prevention:  First thing first keep your Diabetes in control. Get your eyes examined regularly.

Glaucoma:  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve—the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the eye to the brain. Some types of glaucoma are associated with elevated pressure inside the eye. In adults, diabetes nearly doubles the risk of glaucoma.
Prevention: For those who have Diabetes It is important to have a glaucoma test regularly. Also, maintaining glucose control should lower the risk.

Diabetes may not be the primary cause of all the eye related problems but it surly can make it worse. Before things go worse and Diabetes, abandon you from seeing the beauty of life you can take the preventive measures and prevent your eyes from any harm.

To prevent diabetes,you need the help of experts who can understand your condition and provide you best treatment possible. It is very difficult for someone to understand the sign and symptoms and take preventive steps. It requires expert knowledge and professional care. NRI Family Health provides the services and facilities under our NRI Family Health plan to make sure your loved ones get the best in class preventive care in your absence. The Plan is focused towards providing the holistic care to your loved ones.  To know more visit this link 

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