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.
Following are 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 2-3 months period before the test. The ideal test result is 7%.
- Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control – By maintaining a healthy food, regular exercising and excess weight loss can be helpful.
- Quit Smoking – It increases your risk to various diabetes complications which includes diabetic retinopathy.
- Monitor vision changes – Keep regular checks on your vision and consult a doctor if your 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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