Category Archives: Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month: Tips for Protecting Your Vision

Diabetes is a long-term condition that impairs your body’s capacity to convert food into energy. In other words, your body struggles to produce enough insulin–or does not use it properly–to manage your blood sugar. It can affect many other parts of the body if not managed properly, such as the heart, kidneys, and eyes. Diabetic… Read More »

Know Your Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the main cause of adult blindness in the United States as well as the most prevalent consequence of diabetes that affects the eyes. The retina, situated in the back of the eye, is responsible for detecting and transmitting visual images to the brain. When left untreated, diabetes may eventually lead to damage to… Read More »

Diabetic Eye Disease Month: 3 Tips For Protecting Your Vision

Diabetic Eye Disease Month is a chance to raise awareness about the risks of diabetic eye disease and what people can do to protect their vision. Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the United States. An estimated 14 million Americans have a diabetic eye disease, which is expected… Read More »

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More about Diabetic Retinopathy

In August’s first sweaty blog, we got into some of the basics of diabetes and how it can lead to a vision-robbing disease known as diabetic retinopathy. Over 40 percent of Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and these numbers continue to swell with our swelling body weights.  Since we help patients manage their diabetic retinopathy at… Read More »

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Too Much Sugar in the Blood for your Eye Health

As Americans become larger and larger, making the most of the ubiquitous happy meals and value menus, it goes way beyond having to buy bigger clothes or not looking the way you want in a bikini. Being obese has a direct cause-effect relationship with the development of type 2 diabetes, and this can impact your… Read More »

Diabetes and Your Eyes

As the American waistline continues to expand, more and more people find they have type 2 diabetes. They begin to experience symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, frequent infections, increased hunger, slow-healing sores, and other symptoms. What most people don’t expect is damage to their vision. But diabetic retinopathy is a real risk… Read More »

Diabetic Retinopathy

While most of us think of diabetes as a result of the increasing girth of the U.S. population and the skyrocketing cases of people with type 2 diabetes, we don’t usually associate this blood sugar disease with losing our eyesight. But that needs to change — diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of… Read More »

Diabetic Eye Care Stockton, CA

Diabetes and Your Eyes

People with diabetes have a very high risk for developing a variety of serious eye problems. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we work with our patients to head off, if possible, serious eye conditions that develop with diabetes. If we can’t prevent these conditions, we help our patients manage them. Early diagnosis is the… Read More »


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