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Do you have Pre Diabetes?

An estimated 86 million Americans, that’s one in three adults have prediabetes, and nearly 90 percent of them don’t know it. The good news is that prediabetes can be easy to diagnose and can be reversed with diet and exercise.

Tomorrow, March 22, 2016 is Prediabetes Alert Day and The American Diabetes Association is asking Americans to learn where they stand with prediabetes, a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes.

  1.  Tune in to or record The Dr. Oz Show on Tuesday, March 22, for a program about prediabetes and ways to lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  2. Visit DoIHavePrediabetes.org. Take the one-minute risk test and encourage everyone you know to take it, too. A score of 5 or higher means you should talk to your doctor.

Eye Complications due to Diabetes:

People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. But most people who have diabetes have nothing more than minor eye disorders.  With regular checkups, you can keep minor problems minor. And if you do develop a major problem, there are treatments that often work well if you begin them right away.

Eye Center of Texas has 2 ophthalmologist who specialize in diabetic retinopathy:  Dr. Ting-Fang Suarez and Dr. Paul Stewart.  They would like everyone with prediabetes and diabetes to know that the longer you’ve had diabetes, the more likely you are to have diabetic retinopathy. Almost everyone with type 1 diabetes will eventually have nonproliferative retinopathy. And most people with type 2 diabetes will also get it. But the retinopathy that destroys vision, proliferative retinopathy, is far less common. People who keep their blood sugar levels closer to normal are less likely to have retinopathy or to have milder forms.

Your retina can be badly damaged before you notice any change in vision. Most people with nonproliferative retinopathy have no symptoms. Even with proliferative retinopathy, the more dangerous form, people sometimes have no symptoms until it is too late to treat them. For this reason, you should have your eyes examined regularly by an eye care professional.

Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.

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