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Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Diabetic retinopathy: Causes, symptoms, and treatments Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes mellitus. The condition can lead to blindness if left untreated. Early blindness due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) is usually preventable with routine checks and effective management of the underlying diabetes . Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is blood vessel damage in the retina that happens as a result of diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness in the United States (U.S.). Symptoms include blurred vision, difficultyseeing colors, floaters, and even total loss of vision. People with diabetes should have their vision checked at least once annually to rule out DR. There are retinal surgeries that can relieve symptoms, but controllingdiabetes and managing early symptoms are the most effective ways to prevent DR. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to total blindness without treatment. DR is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness in the United States (U.S.). The retina is the membrane that covers the back of the eye. It is highly sensitive to light. It converts any light that hits the eye into signals Continue reading >>

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  1. Michelle T

    Sugar causing palpitations and rapid heartbeat?

    Okay, I freely admit I've been a sugar junkie my entire life, which has been 44 years so far. But until very recently, I've never had this happen.
    The last month or so, if I overindulge in sweets (such as eating too many Joe-Joe cookies from Trader Joe's, as I just did) I find that very shortly after, my heart rate really speeds up and I start having palpitations very frequently, like every few beats. This lasts for quite some time, anywhere from 10-30 minutes.
    Does this happen to anyone else? Is this yet another crazy symptom of being perimenopausal? Or is this something to worry about?
    MIchelle T

  2. MicheleB

    YES!!! It happens to me too. I never told anyone either, because like you, I feel crazy.
    I also can get a bit short of breath, but that could just be from the palpitations-effect. I have really limited sugar intake as far as how much sugar I'll eat in one sitting. Like, no more donuts for me. They always do me in.
    I'm curious to read what others might say about this.

  3. klmama

    Is it all sweets, or just those cookies? Are you sure it's sugar and not chocolate? I react very strongly to chocolate within a few minutes, but sugar just makes me feel tired the next day.

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