- 199 million – the number of women living with diabetes to date.
- 313 million – the projected statistic for the year 2040.
- 2.1 million – the number of female deaths due to diabetes per year.
- 9 – diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women on a global scale.
- 60 million – which is 2 out of 5 diabetic women, are of reproductive age, which increases the risk of early miscarriage, vision loss and having malformed babies.
- 10 – women with type 2 diabetes are ten times more likely to develop coronary heart disease.
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Diabetes and Your Eyes
Diabetes damages many systems in your body including your eyes and vision. Most individuals with diabetes will eventually develop some extent of retinopathy or eye disease due to the consistently high levels of glucose in the blood which damage the blood vessels in the eye. Diabetic retinopathy can be a devastating disease that can leave you with permanent vision loss or blindness. It is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Diabetes also speeds up the formation of cataracts and other ocular diseases which can lead to further vision loss and complications.
"Women who have been diagnosed with diabetes prior to becoming pregnant have to be especially careful during pregnancy."
It’s important to note that diabetes sometimes causes symptoms of vision fluctuation (good days and bad days with vision or focusing) but many times the damage is asymptomatic in its early stages. This is why it is essential to have regular checkups even when you have no pain or vision symptoms.
Dr. Berger and staff at Accent on Eyes strive to provide the finest in optometry services. Accent on Eyes is a full-service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Conveniently located in Collegetown Shopping Center on Delsea & Heston Drives in Glassboro, NJ. Right next to LA Fitness. We are open Saturdays 10 – 5 pm.'
Accent on Eyes is conveniently located in Collegetown Shopping Center on Delsea & Heston Drives in Glassboro, NJ – next to LA Fitness. Visit us today!
Call Accent on Eyes on 856-282-1661 in Glassboro, New Jersey to schedule an eye exam with our optometrist.
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