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Does diabetes cause blindness?

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7 months ago
Date: 16-June-2022
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Author: @Shawon130

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in Bangladesh as well as in South Asia.

We take carbohydrates in food that supply energy for metabolic activities in our body after   glucose oxidation. After digestion carbohydrates such as rice, potato, flour, wheat turn into glucose that is absorbed by intestine and supplied to all the parts of our body by blood.

This glucose is also called blood sugar. Blood sugar is necessary for our body to get energy for our internal and voluntary metabolic activities.

But if this sugar or glucose level in blood increases that is called   diabetes. Insulin, a hormone, secreted from pancreas that helps to intake glucose by cells all over the body and decreases blood glucose level. But if insulin is not produced in pancreas or not sufficient then blood glucose level increases and consequently diabetes occurs.

Diabetes helps to develop many other diseases. Now we will describe vision difficulty due to diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy

The most common cause of vision loss of patients with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy.

Our eyes have a part in last portion named retina, this retina detects light and send signals to brain via optic nerve. That’s why we can see things.

Due to diabetes, there is high blood sugar in patient’s body. High blood sugar can damage the retina. Then people suffer from vision difficulty and other complications. This conditions are named as diabetic retinopathy.

At early stage diabetic retinopathy usually do not show any symptoms, but some people suffer from troubles like difficulty in seeing faraway objects, reading problem.

Having diabetes for long time increases the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Patients with diabetes see dark, floating spots or streaks in case of later diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy can cause other harmful and serious eye problems like diabetic macular edema, endovascular glaucoma and retinal detachment.

Diabetic macular edema causes blurry vision and endovascular glaucoma can cause vision loss and blindness.

Anyone having diabetes are at risk of getting diabetic retinopathy.

The longer any patient suffers from diabetes, the chance of diabetic retinopathy increases.

If women with diabetes become pregnant or women in whom gestational diabetes develops, they are at the high risk of diabetic retinopathy.

Patients having diabetes should do regular checkup of eye, at least one checkup a year.

If patients have diabetic retinopathy, then treatment at early stage may prevent damage and blindness.

The easiest way to stay free from diabetes retinopathy is to control diabetes.

In later stage   of diabetic retinopathy, patient must get treatment as early as possible. Treatment  for this disease are injection, laser treatment and eye surgery.

Other eye problems:

Cataract: Diabetes increases the risk of developing cataract 2 to 5 times more than normal people. It also increases the chance of developing cataract at an early age.

Cataract is a cloudy, dense area that develops in the lens of eye. Cataract hinders the lens of eye to send clear images to retina.  Thus it hampers normal vision.

Remember, surgery is the only way to remove cataract. So be careful to your health and control diabetes.

Open angle glaucoma: Diabetes increases the chance of developing open angle glaucoma 2 times more than healthy people.

Diabetes is a very irritating disease to an individual. It damages the blood vessels, nerves. Diabetes increases the chance of brain stroke, heart attack, kidney damage etc. It also damages nerve that causes sensation loss of legs. Even the horrible thing is that, diabetes is the main cause of cutting down legs without any accident.

Diabetes is one of the major causes of losing vision.

 Diabetes is not curable for lifetime, but it can be controlled.

Heavy weight, genetically reason, family background is some of the causes of diabetes.

Suggestions: As diabetes brings many other serious disease   it must be control.

Proper diet, light exercise, healthy lifestyle helps to control diabetes.

A study says, minimum 30-minute exercise a day can prevent diabetes for a large number of people.

So, keep healthy lifestyle if you are not a patient of diabetes.  In case you are patient, then try to control diabetes as much as you can.

@Remind it if you have good health than its easy to enjoy life without tension or stress. Without good or healthy body your life will be like a building without strong basement. @

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Thank you so much dear, for your informative and useful post.

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you are most welcome from my side and I like to say I wish I can post more informative in future.

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7 months ago

I never knew that diabetes can make our eyes blind. Its a very helpful article for me and others also. I would like to give thanks to the author who wrote a helpful article about diabetes. We all want to see the beauty of the world. So if eye face problem and blind we lost the eager to live life. I hope all of us will aware to take high sugar and must try to avoid it.

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7 months ago

Yes I agree with you that we should avoid to use or take sugar a lot and by this system we can far from diabetes.

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7 months ago

My aunty husbands was suffering from diabetes some years back and he was prohibited to eat anything that has sugar in it, it wasn't a good experience for him

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7 months ago

Yeah who are suffering with diabetes they should avoid sugar. Please tell your anuty husband to maintain rules daily.

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7 months ago

I've also known a person who has a Diabetes, and I was so shocked that she only has 2 years left for her life. The right side of her eye can't see anymore. She always feel tired but she still enjoy her life neglecting the things that she shouldn't do for her health, and eat foods that can worsen her disease. She doesn't even want people treat her as though she has a disease burdening her, cause according to her it can't be cured anymore. I think it's already on their genes to be a diabetic and I feel sad for her. Please include her in your prayers, thank you.

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7 months ago

I will include her in my prayer and I wish she will maintain the rules to be safe.

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7 months ago

Diabetes is really a very bad disease, that cause many other diseases in our body. I didn't know that diabetes can be so harmful for eyes... As you said patients that having diabetes should constantly checkup their eyes.

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7 months ago

Yes who are facing diabetes they should check up their body as doctor recommend.

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7 months ago

It definitely causes all kinds of illness in body.. it weakens the immune system and power to heal back thus making each body part lose it's ability to perform better... may not directly cause blindness, but def weekens

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7 months ago

Yes Diabetes weakness the immune system and power to protect the health.

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7 months ago

Diabetes is very deadly, just like you said it seems impossible to cure(unless there's a cure for it now). I saw how this deadly disease made one of my bosses lifeless...he was living but not alive cos he was pinned down and couldn't do anything

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7 months ago

Yes diabetes is a deadly disease and its can not cure. But we can maintain rules than it can well controlled.

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7 months ago

Diabetes is a disease that hollows the bones of patient. My mother is facing this issue since four years. First the doctor recommended tablets, when tablets couldn't control the sugar level, he recommended insulin, now she is on insuline since two years. ❤️ God may protect everyone from this deadly disease. And for sure it effects on human eyes. The vision get decrease because of this disease.

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7 months ago

Please take care of your mom and must tell her to take insulin regularly as doctor recommended.

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7 months ago

When I am pregnant i was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and actually after I give birth I didn't go for a check up. However I'm still planning to visit a doctor, I'm also worried about my condition as I know diabetes is very dangerous kind of illness.

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7 months ago

Hey my dear friend GarrethGrey please do checkup your body and must do exercise and do diet to be healthy.

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7 months ago

I don't wish anybody to suffer diabetes. The name looks simple, but it brings with it lots of pains. Good health for us all.

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7 months ago

I wish nobody will attack with diabetes. If we do exercise and do diet we can avoid this disease.

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7 months ago

Diabetes is really worse. I have a former colleague and he has to stop working due to eye problem. He availed to the medical termination since he almost going to get blind due to diabetes. Also food nowadays have high sugar content so we better be cautious on our health.

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7 months ago

Oh so sorry to hear about yo9ur former colleague who faced problem in eye due to Diabetes. Yes all over the world in food using most sugar which is really hamper our health condition.

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7 months ago

My mom says that diabetes is much worse than cancer, and I see why, in many cases it doesn't even warn

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7 months ago

Yeah many don't know they are effected with Diabetes and its destroy a life day by day.

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7 months ago

One of the side effects of sugar or diabetes is blindness or reduction in sightseeing.

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7 months ago

Yeah I agree with that high sugar or diabetes is one of the biggest cause of blindness.

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