Mayo Clinic specialists said that vision problems may indicate a dangerous illness. In particular, this applies to type 2 diabetes.
So, one of the manifestations of the disease is diabetic retinopathy. This is a complication that affects the vessels of the retina of the eyeball, which can lead to blindness. The doctors emphasized that at first the symptom may not arouse any suspicion and be expressed in mild vision problems.
Nevertheless, experts note that in this case it is imperative to consult a doctor. Without proper treatment, more serious problems begin. A person first begins to see dark spots or empty areas in the field of vision. This creates the effect of fogging, which seriously complicates life, especially for those who need vision for work.
If these symptoms and other eye problems appear, experts recommend seeing a doctor to confirm or rule out diabetes. This is reported by Express.
Earlier NEWS.ru wrote that the high mortality rate from coronavirus in people with diabetes is explained by the fact that glucose prevents red blood cells from delivering oxygen to the tissues in the required volume. This was stated by Ivan Dedov, President of the National Medical Research Center for Endocrinology, Chief Freelance Endocrinologist of the Russian Ministry of Health.