Diabetes And Your Eyes

Grumpybear By Grumpybear, 26th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>General Health>Eyes & Vision

Diabetics need to watch their sugar at all times. Too much and you can go into a coma. Too little and you can go blind, your organs fail, or any other number of other things. A diabetic is like a baby who cannot handle adult food. Retinopathy is where the blood vessels in the eye start leaking blood into your eyes, causing more veins to grow to help the eye but to no avail. Laser surgery is necessary. Please take care of your eyes.

The Eyes

One of the most precious things in life is your sight. When we get something wrong we should not hesitate to go to an eye doctor. If your body can't handle the amount of glucose your body produces then this will spill over into your organs. Not enough medication can be very destructive to your organs. Too much sugar in your eyes will cause you to have Diabetic Retinopathy.

Diabetic Complications

[link=http://Normal vision begins when light enters and moves through the eye to strike specialized photoreceptor (light-receiving) cells in the retina called rods and cones. These cells convert light signals to electric impulses that are sent to the optic nerve and the brain. Retinal diseases like age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa destroy vision by annihilating these cells.

The Artificial Retina

With the artificial retina device, a miniature camera mounted in eyeglasses captures images and wirelessly sends the information to a microprocessor (worn on a belt) that converts the data to an electronic signal and transmits it to a receiver on the eye. The receiver sends the signals through a tiny, thin cable to the microelectrode array, stimulating it to emit pulses. The artificial retina device thus bypasses defunct photoreceptor cells and transmits electrical signals directly to the retina’s remaining viable cells. The pulses travel to the optic nerve and, ultimately, to the brain, which perceives patterns of light and dark spots corresponding to the electrodes stimulated. Patients learn to interpret these visual patterns.
/howartificialretinaworks.shtml]Artificial Retina

Another Laser Surgery

This week I am facing another laser surgery and my eyes haven't healed from my last surgery. The only I can do is go in and let the Diabetic Eye Surgeon see them and determine whether I can have it or must wait until later to let my eye recover more. I will let you know what happens. I would appreciate prayers if you would. My husband is only a janitor in the school system so I am so glad that we have some form of insurance to help. I really pity the diabetic that doesn't have insurance, or for anyone that doesn't have insurance. Its horrible to live without it. I know when I was growing up, my dad was only a junk dealer and we went hungry alot of times. No insurance either. No help from the welfare also. As many other people is this world are right now.

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Diabetes Awareness, Diabetes Causes Blindness, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Treatment, Diabetic Patients, Laser Surgery To Repair Retinopathy

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author avatar Grumpybear
Basically a pragmatist who is what you see is what you get kind of person. Interests:Religion, Health, Art, Reading, animals, and the environment as well as Photography. Easy Discouraged as right now.

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author avatar Mariah
7th Oct 2013 (#)

Good Luck Rose..I sincerely
hope that all goes well for you, you sure have been through a difficult time with this.
We tend to take our eyesight for granted, but reading your articles on this subject reminds us we have to look after our sight, thank you
Will remember you in my prayers..all the best xx

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author avatar Kingwell
7th Oct 2013 (#)

Good luck Rose my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
8th Oct 2013 (#)

I pray the necessary treatment will be a great success dear Rose , and that you will not be fearful .
God bless you for sharing this trying time with us here .
Be comforted my friend .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar vpaulose
14th Oct 2013 (#)

Diabetes affects the eyes.

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author avatar Legend
5th Nov 2013 (#)

Good and informative article. Keep up hope and do your best to manage your sugar levels. We all are praying for you. Who knows? cures for diabetes might be just around the corner

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
21st Nov 2013 (#)

Very informative and interesting post filled with a lot of facts, thank you for sharing

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author avatar Johnny Knox
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Rose i wish the best for you, don't lose your faith, i pray for you

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author avatar Kingwell
1st Jan 2014 (#)

All the best my friend. Blessings.

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