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    What is the relationship between diabetes and eye problems?

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  • Michael Kline

    Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Scientist

    I am an accredited Exercise Physiologist and have worked with a variety of clients including chronic disease, general population, athletes and corporate/workplace. To give a … View Profile

    Cut and paste job from www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

    “High blood glucose levels can cause changes in the shape of the lens which can temporarily cause blurring of your vision. This commonly occurs before being diagnosed with diabetes or when diabetes is out of control. When blood glucose levels are reduced through appropriate treatment, the blurriness usually disappears. Therefore getting new glasses should be delayed until blood glucose levels are under better control.”

  • Janelle Collins

    Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE), Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse

    Janelle Collins is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse who has over 18 years experience in working with people with Diabetes of all ages.Janelle … View Profile

    Very high blood glucose levels can change the shape of the lens in the eye, which can cause temporary blurriness. This is rectified when the blood glucose levels get under control. Chronically high blood glucose levels can increase the risk of damage to the small blood vessels in the retina and lead to retinopathy. Other conditions such as, macular oedema, glaucoma, and cataracts are also more common in people with diabetes.

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