Can Prediabetes Put Your Vision at Risk?
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Opthamalogist Sumit Sharma, MD, answers this one.
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Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.
But many people are unaware they have prediabetes. Most also don’t notice retinopathy developing until it’s well-advanced and their vision becomes blurry. But retinopathy has the best chance for treatment success if detected early and treated.
It’s important to get a dilated eye exam every year. And ask your primary doctor about testing for prediabetes if you are overweight and older than 45.
— Opthamalogist Sumit Sharma, MD