News : Windows to the Body: The Link Between Eye Health and Diabetes

Nov 18, 2014

Published on Portsmouth Patch

By Michael McCord

PORTSMOUTH – At least a few times a month, a normal eye exam by Dr. Sarah Hudson leads to a recommendation that the patient undergo further testing to check for diabetes.

Hudson, the co-owner with Dr. Amy Pruszenski of Harbor Eyecare Center in Portsmouth, said there is a simple reason for the possible detection of diabetes. “The eyes let us see and learn about the overall health of our patients. There are more than 200 diseases that can be detected through an eye exam,” Hudson said.

November is National Diabetes Month and Hudson said despite overall public knowledge about the dangers of diabetes, most patients don’t make the connection between annual eye exams and detecting diabetes. Eye exams can be a critical step in early diabetes diagnosis and treatment.

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