Diet Soda and Diabetes

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A recently published study indicates that DIET SODA DOUBLES the RISK for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that is a leading cause of blindness.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land, TX eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

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Diabetes, Fish and Your Eyes

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Recent research indicates that eating two weekly servings of oily fish may help prevent or delay diabetes in the eyes and lower heart disease risk in people age 55 years and older who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

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Chronically high blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to blood vessels in the retina which leads to diabetic retinopathy. People with all types of diabetes are at risk for diabetic retinopathy. Risk increases the longer a person has diabetes. Between 40-45% of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic retinopathy, but only about half are aware of it. Women who develop, or have diabetes during pregnancy, may have rapid onset or worsening of diabetic retinopathy. The early stages of diabetic retinopathy usually have no symptoms. The disease often progresses unnoticed until it affects vision. Vision lost to diabetic retinopathy is sometimes irreversible. However, early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness by 95 percent. (NEI)

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