Diabetic Retinopathy - Taking Care of Your Sight...

It is absolutely vital that you get an eye check done every year and crucial your optician does a full diabetic check, including testing for Glaucoma. Glaucoma is the build-up of pressure behind the eyes, which can pinch the blood vessels and lead to retina and nerve damage, which in turn can lead to blindness.

The good news is most diabetics do not have serious trouble with their eyesight – although they are more at risk than someone who isn't a diabetic. Regular check-ups can make sure you don't develop anything to threaten your sight.

However, one word of caution, please make absolutely sure the person testing your eyes does knows what to look for, so diabetes symptoms are not missed, as happened to this lady Download and listen to Lyn's story

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