You might be asking yourself, how do diabetes and eye complications tie in together? High blood sugar can result in severe damage in your eyes. In Canada, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Since it is a painless disease, this is why you need to see your eye doctor for yearly screening.
It is estimated that 45 million people worldwide have glaucoma, and over 8 million are blind from it. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in people over 60, although it can affect younger people too, I call glaucoma the silent blinder as people don’t even realize they have it until late in the process, where permanent damage is done.