Diabetes Puts Your Eyes at Risk
Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects your body’s ability to produce (type 1) or use (type 2) insulin. When you eat, your body breaks down carbohydrates into blood sugar used for energy. Insulin is the hormone that processes this blood sugar for your cells.
When your body cannot process blood sugar, it stays in your bloodstream. High blood sugar levels can cause damage to your organs, nerves, and blood vessels, particularly the vessels in your eyes. Those with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases.
If you have diabetes, it is recommended that you have an annual dilated eye exam that focuses on your eye health in conjunction with your diabetes. Advanced Eye Physician provides thorough diabetic eye exams that focus on your unique risk. Please, request your appointment today.