The signs in your eyes that could mean you have the disease

YOUR eyes can tell you a lot about your health.

They can display warning signs for many conditions, including diabetes.

Signs of diabetes can be seen in the eyes depending on the condition


Signs of diabetes can be seen in the eyes depending on the conditionPhoto credit: Getty

Diabetes is a condition caused by high levels of glucose or sugar in the blood.

The glucose level is so high because the body cannot use it properly.

In diabetics, the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Insulin is a hormone typically produced by the pancreas that helps glucose get into the body’s cells where it is used for energy.

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with type 1 diabetesa person’s pancreas does not produce insulin, but type 2 cells in the body become insulin resistant, requiring a greater amount of insulin to keep blood sugar levels within a normal range.

There are several signs in the eyes that could indicate that you have diabetes, or that you need to speak to your doctor if you already know you have the condition.

Blurred vision

This may not only mean that you need a new prescription.

It could also be caused by an underlying or known high blood sugar diabetes – This causes your lens to swell, which then affects what you see.

It can be corrected by getting your blood sugar back in the right range.

While it can be changed, it can take up to three months to properly reset.


People with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts earlier and more quickly.

They can become a problem more quickly if you have the disease.

So if you’re younger and suddenly notice a problem with your vision (cloudy, blurry, bright light), get it checked and talk to your optometrist about diabetes.


This is when fluid isn’t draining as it should and pressure builds up in your eye.

This can damage nerves and blood vessels and cause vision problems.

People with diabetes are more likely to have glaucoma, but it sometimes doesn’t cause symptoms until there is significant vision loss.

But optometrists can detect it during regular check-ups.

If you suffer from headaches, eye pain, blurred vision, or watery eyes, you may have glaucoma and diabetes, so it’s worth getting both checked out.

If you have diabetes, you’re more likely to get a rare condition called neovascular glaucoma, in which new blood vessels grow on the iris and block the flow of fluid.

Diabetic retinopathy

When your retina — the group of cells that take in light and turn it into images — is damaged, it can lead to diabetic retinopathy.

It is related to high blood sugar levels and, if not treated early, can lead to blindness.

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People with type 1 diabetes rarely develop it before puberty, and it’s rare in adults unless you’ve had type 1 diabetes for five years.

People who develop type 2 diabetes may have signs of eye problems that they didn’t know were related to the condition before they were diagnosed.

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