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Blurred Vision Could Mean Diabetes

POSTED ON July 28, 2010

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The Indiana State Fair has much to offer visiting Hoosiers with its food, concerts, and rides.  This year the fair also has important information about your health and diabetes.  Diabetes, often times called the silent killer as its symptoms can seem harmless or not life threatening, affects 23.6 million American adults and children or 7.8% of the population-many of those affected living right here in ...

Photo courtesy of: topnews.net.nzThe Indiana State Fair has much to offer visiting Hoosiers with its food, concerts, and rides.  This year the fair also has important information about your health and diabetes.  Diabetes, often times called the silent killer as its symptoms can seem harmless or not life threatening, affects 23.6 million American adults and children or 7.8% of the population-many of those affected living right here in Indiana.  Diabetes occurs when someone has high blood sugar and is unable to produce enough insulin to cope with the high sugar levels or cells do not respond to insulin provided.

Diabetes is a serious problem here in the Hoosier state and across America.  One serious symptom specific to Type 2 diabetes, adult onset diabetes, is blurred vision.  Those with blurred vision may attribute impaired vision to increased age and hold off on getting an eye exam.  Don’t.  Diabetes can be detected through an eye exam by a Dr. Tavel eye care doctor as well as cataracts and glaucoma-two vision diseases diabetics have a higher chance of getting.

The Indiana State Fair sees the importance of assessing Hoosiers for diabetes and its symptoms.  Each day in the Clarian Health Zone free diabetes risk assessments will be offered from 9am-7pm.  Getting these assessments can help decipher your health related to diabetes.  It is imperative that symptoms such as blurred vision are taken seriously especially with the possibility of diabetes.

Diabetics should have regular eye examinations to help manage symptoms and preserve their eye sight.  If you have experienced blurred vision or have a family history for diabetes, it is important to visit a vision eye center.  Make an appointment with a Dr. Tavel eye care doctor at any of our 20 locations and assess your health risks today for diabetes.

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