High blood sugar can damage the back of the eye or retina. Called diabetes-related retinopathy, it can lead to sight loss if not treated. Find out more about the condition and getting your eyes tested.
A test measuring blood glucose called HbA1c can show the risk of getting diabetic retinopathy, which can be reduced if your blood pressure and cholesterol are good.
Find out what can improve and may reverse diabetes-related retinopathy, along with the treatments available if you need them.
Find out what the minimum level of care should be from the NHS for anyone with diabetes.
Everyone aged 12 and over with diabetes should take part in the NHS’s national screening service to check for changes at the back of the eye. Find out why and what it does.