The symptoms of type 1 diabetes are often the reason for checking and monitoring blood sugar levels, as they usually show up suddenly. However, signs of other types of diabetes and prediabetes might not be obvious or appear more gradually, that’s why the ADA (American Diabetes Association) has suggested screening guidelines.
In certain cases, some individuals may start to notice a change in vision, such as struggling to focus or blurred vision, then after getting an eye exam, it was revealed that they had type 2 diabetes, the most common type of this disease.
The danger is that people spend years of going undiagnosed until their eyesight is worn out somehow. There’s a condition called diabetic retinopathy in which the blood vessels in the back of the eye are damaged, a problem that often accompanies the disease.
Diabetes damages every blood vessel in your body, including the ones in your eyes. Similar damage can also occur in your heart, head, and kidneys. But if you take good care of yourself by monitoring your blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar, the chances of bad things happening to you are quite low.
Certainly, with the help of these 3 basic tests, you can keep your diabetes in check
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