Reduce Your Risk for
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic macular edema (DME). The best way to prevent DME is to keep your blood sugar levels under control by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, and taking your medicines as directed by your doctor.
It’s also important to get a retina eye exam every year. Even if you don’t have any symptoms of vision loss, you may be at risk for developing DME.
Factors That May Put You at Higher Risk for DME
- Length of time you’ve had diabetes
- Poor control of blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Take control. If you have any of the risk factors listed above, talk to your doctor about managing them. And click here to learn about some of the tools that are available to you.
Get a Retina Eye Exam
Getting a retina eye exam is just as important as managing your risk factors.
Be sure to get one every year.
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