How can diabetes affect my eyesight?

Not everyone who has diabetes develops a related eye condition, so it’s possible that your diabetes won’t cause any changes to your vision. This is more likely when your blood glucose levels are more consistently within the target range recommended for you by your diabetic medical team. This is often referred to as having a good ‘time in range’.

Diabetes can affect your eyes in a number of ways including unstable glasses prescriptions, Diabetic retinopathy, Cataracts and Glaucoma. You can search this site to find out more on these conditions.

For advice on products for managing your diabetes please see Do you have any advice on managing diabetes with sight loss?

For specialist support contact the Diabetes UK Helpline on 0345 123 2399 or email [email protected].

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