8 Important Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

You Could Go Blind

Another feared complication associated with diabetes is retinopathy characterized by blurry vision and sometimes blindness. This is a complication wherein the blood vessels of the retina burst and leak causing fluid pressure inside the eyes. This can be treated with laser procedures or eye surgery.

 

People who are 45 Years Old And Above Should Get Tested

According to the American Diabetes Association, people who are 45 years old and above should get tested for type 2 diabetes, and people who are overweight or have had trouble losing weight should also get tested.

 

The risk factors for type 2 diabetes include having a close relative with diabetes, living a sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, race, has a history of cardiovascular disease and women who have the polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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