Earlier this week I wrote a post on glaucoma in honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Since diabetes is closely linked to glaucoma, I decided to go ahead and do something I’d been putting off for some time. I started a Facebook group where people suffering with Type 2 diabetes can network and find answers and support.
Do you know what pre-diabetes is? Do you know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? Do you know what A1C is? We’ll deal with all this and more. We’ll share recipes, exercise tips and how to control stress so you don’t overeat.
Make no mistake; diabetes is a debilitating disease that destroys your organs and can eventually lead to blindness and amputations. Therefore, you need all the help and support you can get.
So, hop on over and join us. Invite your friends to do the same, and I’ll see you over at Type 2 Diabetics Network.
Here are the answers to the Eye Q test on glaucoma I posted earlier this week:
Glaucoma is more common in African Americans than in Whites. True or False
True. It is also common in Asians, Hispanics, those suffering from Type 2 diabetes and people over 60.
Glaucoma tends to run in families. True or False
True. Those who have parents or siblings with the disease are nine times more likely to develop glaucoma.
A person can have glaucoma and not know it. True or False
True. There is no pain associated with increased eye pressure from glaucoma. You may find yourself losing peripheral vision.
People over age 60 are more likely to get glaucoma. True or False
True, however anyone, including young adults, can get glaucoma, and babies can be born with glaucoma.
Eye pain is often a symptom of glaucoma. True or False
False. See above.
Glaucoma can be controlled. True or False
True. There is no cure for glaucoma, but it can be controlled through early detection and treatment.Medication and/or surgery can slow or prevent vision loss.
Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure True or False
I hope these answers helped you gain a little more knowledge about glaucoma and vision loss. But don’t take my word for it. Make an appointment to see your optometrist or ophthalmologist whether you have symptoms or not.
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