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Blood Sugar as One of Blurred Vision Causes – Updated Article With Extra Information
Diabetes is a disease with many side effects. Many people refer to diabetes as the ‘slow poison’. It causes a lot misbalance in life, affecting the whole body of the sufferer. Diabetes occurs when the sugar level in the blood is too high and remains untreated for a very long time. When the sugar level is too low, hypoglycemia may result. This usually occurs when a person is suffering from diabetes and has taken too many diabetic medicines or has injected too much insulin. Hypoglycemia is more dangerous than hyperglycemia. The treatment for someone with hypoglycemia is typically address in a temporary situation, by providing the patient with something that contains higher glucose (ie: orange juice).
Blurred vision in diabetes is caused by hyperglycemia which is higher levels of sugar in the body. Some of the symptoms of high blood sugar are frequent urination, increased hunger and thirst, lethargy and headache. If a person is suffering from any of these symptoms he or she should immediately contact the doctor. Diabetes is a major culprit for blurred vision or even vision loss. Studies have shown that if you are diabetic, you have 25 times more chance than a non sufferer of losing your sight. This disorder is known as diabetic retinopathy. Retinopathy has two types; non-proliferative and proliferative. Non-proliferative retinopathy is associated with the early stages of the disorder. It causes the small retinal blood vessels to break and leak. It does not call for any medical action unless the central vision of a diabetic person becomes hazy, or if straight lines appear curved. Proliferative retinopathy is a severe disorder. It causes the unusual growth of retinal blood vessels inside the eye which leads to bleeding. If not detected and treated in the early stages this disorder can even cause blindness.
Blood sugar is a chronic disease and it affects each and every organ of the body which is why it is referred to as the ‘slow poison’. If diabetes has not been diagnosed yet in a person, then blurred eye vision may come and go as the sugar level will increase and decrease, but once a person experiences this he or she should not take it lightly. They should immediately consult a doctor and get the necessary tests done. If you delay and do not see a doctor, the sugar levels will damage the blood vessels which are in the back of your eye. The longer diabetes remains undiagnosed the higher the chances of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetics can lead normal, constructive lives and if the diet is monitored carefully, will not experience any eye problems. Since the body of the diabetic processes sugars differently, the intake of anything that contains glucose or that converts to sugars during digestion should be maintained. A combination of diet and medication can keep vision problems as well as circulatory problems that are associated with diabetes from afflicting the patient.
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The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Diabetes Prevention19 Nov 2010|