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Welcome to my site, my name is Jess Indaja. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after struggling with my weight throughout my teen years and adulthood. My doctor informed me about all of the dangers associated with my diet and exercise habits. I was encouraged to change the way I ate and moved in an effort to reverse my blood sugar problem. I made the changes, but still struggle with controlling my blood sugar. After going through this trying situation, I decided to make a site that may help others with problems associated with type 2 diabetes. I will discuss diagnostic procedures, treatments and medical research concerning this disease. I hope you visit often and learn all you can to control your type 2 diabetes or help others with this condition.

Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

These Health Changes Mean You Should Schedule An Eye Exam

by Carla Hudson

People usually know to schedule an eye exam when they notice their vision starting to decline, or when they are having other eye-related symptoms. But it's important to realize that your eyes do not exist in a vacuum. They are a part of your body, and sometimes, other health changes in the rest of your body could mean something is amiss with your eyes. If you've experienced any of these diagnoses or health problems lately, it's a good time to see an eye doctor.


Diabetes is a condition in which your body becomes less able to regulate your blood sugar. Sustained high blood sugar can cause damage to many different structures within your body, including various structures of the eyes. So, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is wise to schedule an eye exam. An eye doctor can use a special kind of microscope to look at the internal structures of your eye, including your retina, and make sure you're not developing a condition like diabetic retinopathy. If diabetes is affecting your eyes, it is best to find out about it early so you can manage it better.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure sometimes goes hand-in-hand with a condition called glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that involves an increase in pressure in the eye. It does not cause any symptoms early on, so patients do not always realize they have it until it is pretty serious. Glaucoma can cause progressive vision loss, and any vision you lose cannot be recovered. It is a good idea to be tested for glaucoma if you have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. If you do have early-stage glaucoma, there are eye drops you can use daily to prevent it from worsening.


Melanoma is a rather aggressive cancer that affects the melanin-producing cells in your skin. However, most people also have melanin-producing cells in the back of their eyes. If you have melanoma on your skin, it is possible that you also have melanoma of the eye. It's worth having an eye doctor take a look. If you do have ocular melanoma, treatment usually involves surgically removing the affected tissues. The earlier this is done, the less tissue will need to be removed.

Your eye health and overall health are closely related. If you have developed any of the health conditions above, it is time to schedule an eye exam.