Did you know that diabetes is commonest disease responsible for vision loss? Unfortunately diabetes is usually present up to seven years before it is diagnosed! The risk factors for diabetes and the implications for preventative health screen are critical (literally). Diabetic screening recommendations and vision screening recommendations both alter depending on your lifestyle, family and medical history. Put in your details and check out what you should be doing.
During a busy morning recently I checked seven blood sugar levels on patients who presented with infections, fatigue, weight loss and weight gain. One had diabetes – and they had noticed vision changes over the past year but never had a blood sugar level check.