RNIB has created three new films about diabetes. The first film is about the eye screening process, the second is about how diabetes can be managed if the patient has sight loss and the last film suggests ways people can adjust their diet to suit a healthier lifestyle.
Diabetic eye screening
It’s very difficult to know if diabetes has started to affect a person's eyes as their sight won’t appear any different. They may not be aware there is anything wrong with their eyes until it’s too late.
The only way to pick up these early changes is by having a detailed examination of the back of the eyes. This is called a diabetic retinal screening.
Our film shows Linda going for her diabetic eye screening appointment, and she talks about why it’s important.