Ophthalmologists are sometimes the first to diagnose both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as some diabetic patients first sign of the disease is a sudden vision change.
Dr. Les Grosinger, Eye Michigan ophthalmologist is pleased to donate to help this very important cause. Insulin can help manage and regulate diabetes but it is not a cure.
- Diabetics are 40% more likely to suffer from glaucoma; an increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that may lead to the loss of vision.
- Diabetics are 60% more likely to develop cataracts; clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.
- The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to have retinopathy; changing of the blood vessels in the retina which can cause vision loss that in many cases cannot be reversed.
Your retina can be damaged before you notice any change in vision. Many people with retinopathy have no symptoms until it is too late to treat. For this reason, it is vital to be examined regularly by an eye care professional. Contact Eye Michigan for an appointment.
For more information about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation visit http://jdrf.org/