Diabetes & Keratoconus: Steps to Changing Your Life

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, 6:30 pm

Diabetes can wreak havoc on your vision alone. However when you are diagnosed with both diabetes and Keratoconus it can cause many more problems. The truth is that Keratoconus changes the shape of your cornea and diabetes damages the blood vessels throughout your eyes. With so much damage these conditions cause the risk of severe vision loss is possible. Ensuring that you are being monitored and seeing your doctors regularly is extremely important.

When having more than one chronic condition it is important to have proper treatment management. Checking with your doctor regularly about what treatment options are best, and what tests need to be done is important. Visiting your eye doctor every 6 months can help prevent further damage and catch things early.

Below are some signs & Symptoms of Diabetes & Keratoconus:

Symptoms of Diabetes Symptoms of Keratoconus

Increased Thirst                                                                           Blurred Vision

Frequent Urination                                                                       Frequent Prescription changes

Increased irritability                                                                     Frequent Headaches

Frequent Infections                                                                      Seeing Halos & Glares

Blurred Vision                                                                              Increased Night Vision

Tingling & Numbness in Feet & hands

Unusual Weight Loss

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Category: Diabetes, General Eye Info, Keratoconus, keratoconus sufferers, Keratoconus Symptoms, Living with Keratoconus, Uncategorized

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