Monday, 6 December 2010

Diabetes may be Hurt Your Eyes

Healthy tips: Having too much sugar in your blood can injure several parts of the body, including your heart  and kidneys, even your eyes.
The U.S. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse offers the below suggestions for preventing eye problems if you are diabetic:
  • Follow the diet suggested by your doctor or dietitian.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
  • Take your diabetes medicines as prescribed.
  • Monitor your blood sugar and blood pressure frequently. Do your best to keep them under control.
  • Get an annual eye exam.
  • Get your eyes checked for glaucoma and cataracts.
  • Consult your eye doctor within the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Avoid smoke.

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