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Fri Oct 21 14:54:20 EDT 2011

A cousin of mine is going blind because of diabetes. What are the medical treatments that can help restore his vision?
Asked By: allenwong8838  
Category: Type 2

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2011-11-01 19:28:01.0

Hello,

Thanks for asking dLife.

Sorry to hear about your cousin.

Vision complications can occur with diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment can stop vision loss. The American Diabetes Association (ADA)encourages people with diabetes to get a dilated eye exam at least once each year to detect signs of eye disease early.

Improvements in blood glucose (sugar) control can slow the progression of the diabetes complications. Your cousin's doctor can discuss appropriate treatment options.

Read about eye complications of diabetes!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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