Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you know just how difficult it can be to manage your insulin day in and day out. As a disease that not only affects your body’s ability to produce insulin, diabetes can also impact other parts of your body including your feet, joints, and vision. Specifically, diabetes can cause patients to develop an eye-related disease called diabetic retinopathy which can cause your vision to become extremely blurry or even distorted. If you are looking for new goals to set in 2017, consider setting diabetic related goals to help protect your vision. Read on to learn more.
Get Your Eyes Tested
Did you know that there are no noticeable signs or symptoms of diabetic retinopathy until it is in advanced stages? Luckily, by getting your eyes checked once a year from Wilkinson Eye Center, you can catch this disease early on and prevent it from getting worse. This year make an effort to get your eyes tested by Wilkinson Eye Center— you won’t regret it.
Test Your Blood Sugar More Frequently
The more your blood sugar fluctuates, the more likely you are to develop diabetic health related issues like diabetic retinopathy. To cut down on the chances of developing these issues, make a resolution to test your blood sugar more frequently this year. Remember the more stable your blood sugar is, the better.
Drink More Water
Did you know that drinking more water is a great way to stabilize your blood sugar? Plus, water will also help to make sure that your eyes stay lubricated throughout the day. As a great resolution to set in 2017, make sure that you are drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each and everyday.
Set some health related goals in 2017 by taking better care of your diabetic health. By getting your eyes tested once a year, testing your blood sugar regularly, and drinking more water, you can help to protect your eyes from developing diabetic retinopathy. To learn more or to schedule your yearly eye exam, contact Wilkinson Eye Center today.