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Vision & Diabetes

Diabetes can cause retinopathy and when sugar levels are high, people can have difficulty for nearside vision. This can be prevented or resolved when the glucose is low, says Dr. Pascual De Santis, Endocrinologist at Baptist Health South Florida. One of the things that scares diabetics is the fact that they cannot see or cannot drive, adds Cathy Clark-Reyes, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health Primary Care. "If you do not want to lose your vision, we have to move with prevention," she says. Changing your lifestyle (eating healthier and exercising more) is the first step to treating diabetes.

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