Take your medications.
Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Add physical activity to your daily routine.
Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Kick the smoking habit.
Diabetic eye disease has no warning signs. If you have diabetes, make sure you get a comprehensive dilated eye examination at least once a year.
Finding and treating the disease early, before it causes vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control diabetic eye disease.
If you have diabetes you are at risk for diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems including diabetic retinopathy that people with diabetes may face as a complication of this disease. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
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