Smoking Increase Risk of Blindness in People with Diabetes

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Perhaps for those of you who love to smoke, it’s good start to be careful, especially for those of you who have diabetes. Smoking is a bad habit, and can be regarded as a trigger various diseases. Smoking is claimed to cause blindness in people with diabetes. About 8 percent of people with diabetes are at risk of blindness due to Retinopathy Diabetic (RD), eye damage triggered by complications of diabetes. This risk is increased due to several factors, one of them smoking.

Another factor that could increase the risk of blindness due to Retinopathy Diabetic in people with diabetes is disease duration. Retinopathy Diabetic generally appear in the 5th year since the patient began experiencing diabetic conditions, but keep in mind that diabetes itself is sometimes often detected too late.

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Poor blood sugar control also increases the risk of blindness due to Retinopathy Diabetic. The more frequent the sugar content up and down is uncertain, the greater the risk of damage to the delicate blood vessels, one of them on the retina of the eye which is the trigger of Retinopathy Diabetic. Obesity also includes risk factors for experiencing the Retinopathy Diabetic, including the impact of the poor, which is permanent blindness. Therefore people with diabetes are highly recommended for weight control, one with diet and exercise regularly.

Not only that, cholesterol levels and blood pressure can also affect the risk of developing Retinopathy Diabetic. The higher levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, heart and eyes are both more susceptible to damage, especially in people with diabetes.

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