Diabetes & Your Eyes: What You Need To Know

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Eye Infections

Bacterial pink eye and/or eyelid styes are common ailments amongst people who have diabetes. The disease affects the autoimmune system, lowering one’s resistance to infection. Practicing good hygiene by washing hands frequently and avoiding the rubbing/touching of eyes as well as managing blood sugar levels can help to keep the eyes healthy and free of infection.

Yearly eye exams and proper maintenance of diabetes through a healthy diet and daily exercise can help with keeping vision clear and the eyes healthy overall.

 

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