Type 2 diabetes seriously needs to be under control. Otherwise, complications can occur. What’s the sign in your eye that you may have the condition?
One of the most frightening complications of type 2 diabetes is going blind.
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease diabetics are more vulnerable to.
Persistent high blood sugar levels (uncontrolled type 2 diabetes) damage blood vessels in the eyes.
The NHS explains: “A stye is a small, painful lump on – or inside – the eyelid or around the eye.”
It’s caused by bacteria infecting an eyelash follicle or eyelid gland.
The surrounding skin may be red, swollen and filled with yellow pus.
And although the eye may be watery, vision shouldn’t be affected.
Usually, the stye will heal itself within two weeks.
And at-home care includes soaking a clean flannel in warm water and holding it against your eye for up to 10 minutes.
This is to be repeated up to four times a day.
However, a GP needs to be notified if it is very painful or swollen, doesn’t get better in a few weeks or affects your vision.
Source: Daily Express