Can Prediabetes Put Your Vision at Risk?
Just as diabetes can increase your risk of developing blindness, having prediabetes can increase your risk of vision loss too.
Prediabetes can cause retinopathy, changes to the structure of the eye that can result in vision loss. Having retinopathy is the single biggest predictor for vision loss. It has the best chance for treatment success if detected early and treated. That’s why it’s important to get a dilated eye exam every year. And ask your primary doctor about testing for prediabetes if you’re overweight and older than 45.