Wearing a wide-brimed hat is also helpful. Ensure that children and teenagers start with good eye protection habits and have eyes checked according to recommendations. Also, certain medications such as diuretics, tetracycline, sulfa drugs and birth control pills can increase your sensitivity to UV radiation. Remember: the sun can still have an adverse effect on cloudy days, so it is important to follow good eye protection habits at all times.
i’m in need of services to help a friend who is becoming blind as a result of diabetes.
she is 60+, and lives in the bronx, ny
are there services to -prepare her meds
– help with cleaning, personal and apartment
etc, etc— Barbara / July 26th, 2011 at 9:34 am
Yes, you should have her physician contact vnsny.org, to request services for your friend. There is information on the site that specifically speaks about diabetes – what it is, and how a nurse can help her. She will get help in understanding her illness, the role of medication and also lifestyle changes. It’s so important to get a handle on diabetes before complications set in or worsen. She has a really great friend in you by your concern for her health. It can be a difficult illness, and she will need all the support that you and others can give.— Paula Wilson, RN / July 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm