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What are a few tips to stay healthy with a Diabetic Eye?

Diabetes By Himanshu Sharma , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Aug 24, 2011
What are a few tips to stay healthy with a Diabetic Eye?

High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems. Take a look at the tips to stay healthy with a diabetic eye.

Quick Bites
  • High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems.
  • Be active a total of 30 minutes most days.
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol with lifestyle changes.
  • Take your medicines as directed.

Diabetes has many complications, one of them is eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems. Diabetes can causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. Regular visits to your ophthalmologist for eye exams are important to prevent and manage these.

 

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What should one do to stay healthy with diabetes?

  • Follow the healthy eating plan that you and your doctor or dietitian have worked out.
  • Be active a total of 30 minutes most days. Ask your doctor what activities are best for you.
  • Take your medicines as directed.
  • Check your blood glucose every day. Each time you check your blood glucose, write the number in your record book.
  • Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, sores, swelling, redness, or sore toenails.
  • Brush and floss your teeth every day.
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Don’t smoke.

 

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Written by
Himanshu Sharma
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamAug 24, 2011

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