Understanding eye conditions related to diabetes
Tell us what you think about our information on diabetes related eye conditions
We are currently rewriting our information about diabetes related eye conditions and would like your help. If you have diabetes we would like to hear your thoughts on some new versions of our information. We are keen to hear from anyone who has diabetes, whether you have sight loss or not.
If you live in the UK, can spare some time to read our new versions and then give us your feedback over the telephone, we would like to hear from you.
To do this, we will be holding a telephone discussion group on:
Thursday 27 August 2015 at 2pm
RNIB will call you, so you will not be charged for the call. We will also give you a £20 high street gift voucher as a thank you.
Your feedback will be used to develop a new information leaflet on diabetes related eye conditions to help others understand more about the condition.
To take part or to find out more please call the Eye Health team on 0207 391 3299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone “insulin” or because the insulin that is produced has a reduced effect. Insulin regulates the way your body uses the food you have eaten. If you have diabetes your body cannot cope in the usual way with sugar and other carbohydrates that you eat.
Nearly one person in 25 in the UK has diabetes mellitus.
Some children have diabetes but developing diabetes is much more common later in life. Diabetes can cause complications which affect different parts of your body, including your eye. The two main types of diabetes mellitus are known as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
This page explains how diabetes may affect your eyes. It gives information on how your eyes should be monitored, how eye conditions related to diabetes are treated and the help available for when your sight changes.
Type 1 diabetes
This type of diabetes...