What are the type 1 diabetes eye problems?

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Oct 05, 2011

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Type 1 diabetes can affect many major organs in your body, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Keeping your blood sugar level close to normal most of the time can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications.

  • Diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness.
  • Diabetes increases the risk of other serious vision conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma as well.

Dr Poonam Sachdeva, our in-house medical expert talks about the why what and how in diabetes.


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