When you think diabetes, “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” immediately comes to mind. If you are newly diagnosed you may be surprised to learn that caring for yourself with diabetes doesn’t only involve your blood sugar. For those who have had diabetes a while, you probably are already aware of.
Eye health is often one of the last things we think of when we consider diabetes management, and that may be because diabetes can affect the eyes without noticeable signs or symptoms. Over time, high blood sugar damages the tiny blood vessels in the eyes causing them to leak or bleed which if gone.