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The basic aim of diabetes treatment is to reduce risk of complications by reducing cardiovascular risk factors, such as smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and to keep blood glucose as normal as possible. This is achieved in two main ways: Controlling blood sugar levels not only reduces the symptoms of diabetes, but it also helps to prevent the long-term harm that raised blood sugar can do to the kidneys, eyes, nerves and circulation. Monitoring blood sugar levels is an important aspect of treatment for those with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes on insulin, who can experience marked shifts in blood glucose levels. People with diabetes are four times more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease (involving the heart and circulation). Diabetes treatment should also involve measures to reduce this risk. Your treatment plan Treatment for diabetes depends on the individual. All people with diabetes should attend 'structured education', which enables you to understand how to manage your diabetes day by day. It starts the first time you give yourself an insulin injection or take a diabetes tablet, and it continues through eating a well-ba Continue reading >>

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    What is diabetic eye disease and how can I treat it?




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    Mitul Mehta, Assistant Professor of Vitreoretinal surgery, UC Irvine/Gavin Herbert Eye Institute


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    Diabetes is a complex disorder associated with many health problems. Several of these problems occur in the eye and so an examination by an Ophthalmologist (MD or DO eye doctor). These problems range from cataracts (clouding of the lens in the eye) to diabetic retinopathy (which can lead to severe vision loss and even blindness).
    As a retina specialist, diabetic retinopathy is the most common eye problem I treat on a given day. Some patients have early or no changes and only require annual dilated eye exams, while others require injections in the eye, laser procedures or even cutting surgery in the operating room.
    The first thing that patients need to know is that diabetes is a chronic disease and if they have problems, there are no quick fixes. The first step is controlling the blood sugar. Every diabetic needs to know their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) number. We typically tell patients to keep that number below 7, but the endocrinologists may want a different goal. Next quit smoking and control your blood pressure. Ultimately diabetes is a disease of bad blood vessels. High blood pressure and smoking hardens the blood vessel walls and makes them less likely to provide blood everywhere they need to.
    After you take care of your general health, then you need to make sure you get the eye treated by an ophthalmologist

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