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Two good reasons to take diabetes seriously.

Managing diabetes can be complex, but it shouldn’t mean missing out on the good things in life, like watching a sunset or reading a book. Keeping blood glucose levels within range can help prevent complications such as those that affect your eyes.1

Take the time to talk to your healthcare professional about blood glucose monitoring.

Diabetes and your eyes

Over time, diabetes may cause damage to the eyes which can lead to poor vision or even blindness. Diabetes-related retinopathy is the most common complication of diabetes and affects one third of people living with diabetes.2

That’s why we are focusing on the importance of keeping blood glucose levels within range by using structured blood glucose monitoring and to help prevent complications such as those that affect the eyes.3 Get insight into your blood glucose readings by completing the Testing in Pairs Tool

Looking after your eyes

To look after your eyes and help prevent vision loss3

  • Have your eyes checked regularly, at least every two years, to pick up early signs of damage
  • Do your best to keep blood glucose levels in target range
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • If your vision has been affected, seek immediate treatment from your doctor

Reference: 1. Deed, G et al., Early and tight glycaemic control: The key to managing type 2 diabetes AFP 2012; 41(9): 681-684, 2. Diabetic Retinopathy Initiative. Available at  (last accessed June 2020), 3. Diabetes Australia. Eye Health. Available at  (last accessed June 2020)

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