Duel Disease Management: Dealing With Diabetes & Keratoconus

Almost 1 in 3 Americans are believed to have Diabetes or are related to someone with Diabetes. These numbers intend to increase over the next decade. But when you add a condition like Keratoconus to Diabetes the risk of severe loss of sight is much greater. Having one condition can cause damage but having both needs to be monitored frequently.

In addition to being monitored, which doctor you choose to take care of your eyes is another important part of your treatment. Making sure the doctor specializes in Keratoconus and knows all the available treatment options out to make your treatment most effective.

When having more than one chronic condition it is important to have proper treatment management. Checking with your doctor regularly about what treatment options are best, and what tests need to be done is important. Visiting your eye doctor every 6 months can help prevent further damage and catch things early.

Below are some signs & Symptoms of Diabetes & Keratoconus:

Symptoms of Diabetes

Increased Thirst

Frequent Urination

Increased irritability

Frequent Infections

Blurred Vision

Tingling & Numbness in Feet & hands

Unusual Weight Loss

Symptoms of Keratoconus:

Blurred Vision

Frequent Prescription Changes

Frequent Headaches

Seeing Halos & Glares

Increase problems with Night Vision

 For more information about diabetes visit the American Diabetes Association.

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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