Prevention of diabetes Retinopathy
Prevention is always better than cure, however, you can’t always prevent diabetes Retinopathy. By getting a regular eye checkup, control on blood sugar levels and blood pressure and early prevention for vision problems can avoid severe vision loss.
The following are a few ways to prevent diabetes Retinopathy in people with diabetes.
- Manage your diabetes – Have a healthy diet plan and regular physical exercise as a part of daily routine. Follow the medication suggested by the physician.
- Monitor your blood sugar level – keep a regular check on your blood sugar level per day the frequency increases if you are ill or under stress on the suggestion of a physician.
- Glycosylated hemoglobin test – This test reflects your average blood glucose level for a 2-3 months period before the test. The ideal test result is 7%.
- Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control – By maintaining healthy food, regular exercising and excess weight loss can be helpful.
- Quit Smoking – It increases your risk of various diabetes complications which includes diabetic retinopathy.
- Monitor vision changes – Keep regular checks on your vision and consult a doctor if you experience any sudden vision changes like blurred, spotty or hazy vision.
People with diabetes need to maintain healthy levels of the following to prevent diabetic retinopathy:
· blood pressure
· blood sugar
Other ways to prevent or manage the condition include the following:
· Quit smoking.
· Regular exercise as per the suggestions from your healthcare team
· Regular eye checkups.
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