Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can affect your eyesight in different ways.  Even if you don’t have eye problems, you may notice that your vision blurs when your blood glucose is high or low but clears up once your levels are back within your target range.  Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, with about 10,000 cases each year. Diabetic retinopathy results from leakage or abnormal growth of the blood vessels that supply the retina, the light sensitive and vision essential region at the back of the eye.

More than a third of the estimated 285 million people worldwide who have some form of diabetes also show signs of retinopathy.

Risk Factors

Your risk for developing Diabetic Retinopathy is greater if you:

  • Have had diabetes for a long time.  The longer you’ve had it, the higher your risk.
  • Have had chronically high blood glucose
  • Have had high blood pressure.
  • Have cholesterol problems.
  • Smoke.
  • Have a family history of both diabetes and eye problems.
  • Are African American of Latino.

Source: www.diabetesforecast.org

 

This is why it’s important to get in touch with a medical professional. They are going to be able to get you on the right treatment plan and track your progress. Here at Stem Cell International we believe in natural treatment alternatives that can greatly benefit individuals with Diabetic Retinopathy.  Book an appointment today so we can begin targeting the right treatment plan for you.

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