Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

Why is eye health an ongoing screening for someone with diabetes, and how important is it?

Dr. Allen talks about the importance of eye health for someone with diabetes. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Diabetes can cause people with diabetes to have eye problems, which could even lead to blindness, according to the American Diabetes AssociationOff Site Icon (ADA). Most people, however, only have minor eye problems.

Having regular checkups is the best way to make sure your eye problems stay minor, and worsening eye problems can be caught right away, according to the ADA.

Having annual vision checks – sometimes more frequent ones if there is a concern – is extremely important for someone with diabetes because treating a problem early can be the solution for saving your eyesight, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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