Another serious microvascular complication of diabetes is Diabetic Retinopathy which means damage to retina of eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common reason of blindness in india. Due to prolong high blood glucose level along with coexisting conditions like hypertension, high triglycerides level in blood, causes arterial micro aneurysms of retina which if not taken care early leads to bleeding into retina and eventually blindness.
Taking care of your blood sugar along with yearly check up of your eyes with fundus camera can help in detecting early changes in retina of our eyes. If require timely referral to an opthalmologist, can prevent blindness in people living with diabetes mellitus.