People that are diabetic will need to pay close attention to what they are eating to prevent dangerous spikes of sugar levels in their blood. These spikes can have some quite severe consequences and can even cause damage to the body, including the blood vessels and other tissues of our eyes.
This damage is a condition known as diabetic retinopathy and it will, in turn, lead to various other unwelcome symptoms. It has the potential to cause severe, irreversible damage so it is a condition that should be taken very seriously.
Here’s a look at some of the most common symptoms that patients with the condition will encounter.
Symptom #1: Blurred Vision
Our eyes have natural lenses. These help us to adjust and focus the light entering into our eyes so that we can clearly see images at different distances. This system often begins to struggle as we get older, meaning that our vision becomes blurred, but there are usually ways to counter this.
Sometimes, however, blurred vision is not simply caused by the ageing process. If your vision is blurry, you should arrange to get it checked out because it could be caused by diabetic retinopathy. This is especially the case if the condition has come on fairly suddenly rather than taking months or years to develop.