Diabetic Retinopathy

People with diabetes have a higher level of sugar in the blood stream and this can damage the fine blood vessels of the retina leading to reduced vision. Improved blood sugar control as well as good blood pressure and cholesterol care can reduce the chances of visual loss, as well as damage to other body organs. It is possible with early detection to reduce visual damage with treatment, and your doctor will suggest regular retinal screening as part of a diabetic person’s health check.

Further information can be obtained from your family doctor and nurse team, as well as from https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/content/diabetic-retinopathy-about

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