One in Three Diabetics Suffer From This Serious Vision Threat

Nearly one in three people with diabetes suffer from diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that causes changes in the blood vessels in the eyes. In about 4 percent of cases, the disease is so serious it may threaten vision.

Among Americans with diabetes aged 40 and older, nearly 29 percent, or over 4 million people, have diabetic retinopathy, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Yahoo News reported:

“The news wasn't all bad, however. The study findings suggest that good control of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol can go a long way toward preventing diabetic eye disease.”

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