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High Hemoglobin indicator of Blindness

December 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should monitor their CBC (complete blood count) to check for their hemoglobin level, as this may be a factor that can increase the risk of impaired vision.

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Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

October 8, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are some diabetic eye complications which are the greatest causes of blindness. » Continue Reading

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The Sweet Cause of Eye Damage

September 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many perceive diabetes as a severe medical condition that can cause serious impact only on the heart and kidney. But little do they know that such condition can also damage the eyes and may even result in blindness if left untreated. Once diabetes starts to affect the eyes, such condition is known as diabetic retinopathy. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Enemy from Within

August 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

In recent years, the world has recognized diabetes as one of the most daunting challenges posed by chronic diseases. The number of sufferers worldwide is currently estimated to be about 135 million; this number is expected to rise to almost 300 million by year 2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) estimate that diabetes affects between 5 and 10 million Filipinos at present, more than half of which are not aware that they have the disease. Thus, with the majority of patients being unaware of the primary disease, it is not surprising that knowledge about the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy is poor. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy Self-Care

August 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

As patients or relatives and friends of diabetics, we can do the following to help improve the chances against loss of vision due to diabetic retinopathy: » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Increases Risk on Eye Diseases

August 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for certain eye diseases. Diabetes puts people at risk for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will get diabetic retinopathy. Nearly half of all people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy during their lifetime. » Continue Reading

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Eye Red Streak and Diabetes

February 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Unmanaged diabetes can make patient susceptible to diabetic complications such as Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetic eye disease in which blood vessels in the retina swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In some cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. This often accounts for the symptom, in which a patient sees red streak in his vision.

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