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Why Does Diabetes Cause Glaucoma – Find Out Why!

A common question is why does diabetes cause glaucoma ? Glaucoma has long been considered one of the 4 eye complications that can affect people with diabetes. To understand why diabetics can get glaucoma firstly we need to know what glaucoma is and what causes it. What Is Glaucoma Glaucoma is a build up of pressure in your eye called Intraocular Pressure, Pressure increases either when too much eye fluid (aqueous humor) is produced or by decreased eye fluid drainage. The function of the aqueous humor is to provide nutrition…

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Can Diabetes Cause Cataracts – Find Out All About Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes can cause 4 kinds of problems with your eyes including cataracts. Cataracts are one of the most common causes of visual impairment in diabetics. Cataracts occur at an earlier age and 2–5 times more frequently in patients with diabetes, overall, up to 20% of all cataract procedures are estimated to be performed for diabetic patients. What Is A Cataract A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. Cataract formation associated with diabetes often occurs because of excess levels of sorbitol (a sugar formed from glucose), which form deposits…

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Diabetic Complications 

Diabetic Macular Edema – All The Facts From Garry, A Fellow Type 1

What Is Diabetic Macular Edema Diabetic Macular Edema happens when you get leaking blood vessels in the eye caused by diabetic retinopathy and the fluid builds up in the central part of the eye retina- (macula). It is the most common cause of sight loss in diabetics. What Causes Diabetic Macular Edema Your eyes need a good constant supply of blood to stay healthy when blood sugar control is bad, it causes damage to the blood vessels which then leak (diabetic retinopathy). People with type 1 diabetes have a 90%…

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Personal Stories 

Diabetes Diagnosis Is Like Grief – A Personal story by Victoria Frances Burns

By Victoria Frances Burns I recently completed a three-day diabetes skills training that I was not so subtly encouraged to attend by my endocrinologist. It’s my second time around. My most recent hemoglobin A1Cs provided the evidence that my self-care management needed a serious tune up. As a post-doctoral research fellow, I had a busy year travelling to and from several academic conferences and interviewing for a tenure-track position. Adjusting to new time zones, eating different foods, and changing routines is challenging for anyone—especially for a person newly diagnosed with…

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Diabetic Products 

Low Vision Aids – Products For The Visually Impaired & Blind

The majority of people with a visual impairment may still have a degree of useful sight and can be helped and encouraged to make better use of this remaining vision. Below are a range of products & ideas that can help you with everyday life Take your pick from the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and premium spoken-word entertainment To start your free 30-day trial at Amazom.com click here To start your free 30-day trial at Amazom.co.uk click here Hand-held Magnifiers are used for things to be seen close up and are often…

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Diabetic Complications 

Diabetic Retinopathy – What Is It and How To Avoid This Disease!

Diabetic Retinopathy The retina needs a constant supply of blood, which it receives through a network of tiny blood vessels. Over time, a persistently high blood sugar level can damage these blood vessels in 3 main stages: background retinopathy – tiny bulges develop in the blood vessels, which may bleed slightly but don’t usually affect your vision pre-proliferative retinopathy – more severe and widespread changes affect the blood vessels, including more significant bleeding into the eye proliferative retinopathy – scar tissue and new blood vessels, which are weak and bleed…

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Diabetic Complications 

Does Diabetes Affect Eyesight? – What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?

A common question people ask is does diabetes affect eyesight? and what is diabetic eye disease? So to answer these 2 questions, YES – Your eyesight will be affected if your diabetes is not controlled. If your blood sugar is mostly high, you risk running into 4 eye problems. Any of these 4 problems are what is know as diabetic eye disease Diabetic eye disease can affect many parts of the eye, including the macula, optic nerve, retina, and lens Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the retina that lines the back…

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Understanding Diabetes 

Types Of Diabetes – Learn About The 3 Main Types & The 3 Lessor Known Types

The Different Types Of Diabetes There are 6 different types of diabetes, the most common of which is type 2, which affects about 90% of all diabetic cases. Type 1 diabetes affects around 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. 2-10% of pregnant women will have gestational diabetes. Mody diabetes is rare and about 1-2% of diabetics have this form of the disease. Lada Diabetes accounts for 5-10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. It’s believed that more than 50% of non-obesity-related Type 2 diabetes diagnoses may actually be LADA. NDM…

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What Is Stem Cell Healing – Everything You Need To Know

What is stem cell healing LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR OWN STEM CELLS TO NATURALLY ELIMINATE PAIN & RAPIDLY HEAL YOUR BODY Nearly every single day, researchers are finding new ways to use the body’s stem cells to treat, beat, and even heal some of our most chronic health conditions and life-threatening injuries. What are stem cells? A stem cell is a cell with the ability to develop into many cells in the body, in the future they will be used to replace tissue and cells that have been damaged…

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