Diabetes and The Eye

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among people between 25 – 74 years old. Half of people with diabetes are unaware they have it. Of those who are aware only 50% get appropriate eye care. Most people think that blood sugar levels are the most important risk factors for vision loss in Diabetes Mellitus. However, blood glucose control only accounts for 10% of the risk of vision loss in DM. Other factors such as

Diabetes is Manageable

With more than 20.8 million people in the United States living with diabetes, it is a disease that affects many of us on a daily basis.      Diabetes is defined as high levels of blood glucose because of problems with the body’s insulin production.      There are two types of diabetes.  Type 1 diabetes, which accounts for 5-10 percent of all cases, occurs when the body’s immune system destroys cells in the pancreas that make