Definition: Diabetes can affect the eye in several ways, the most common being problems with blood vessels in the eye.
Category: Eye Condition
Services specifically catering for people with Diabetes/diabetic retinopathy
The Peer Support network connects people living with diabetes
, giving the chance to share information, experience and support. It is run by a team of volunteers, each with lots of experience of managing and living with diabetes. You can talk by email at any time, or phone during opening hours.
The voluntary groups across Wales are run voluntarily by people living with diabetes
. These groups can offer you local information and support and the opportunity to meet other people who live with diabetes.
Service descriptions mentioning the term
This is a free service established for all eligible people registered with diabetes
in Wales to reduce the risk of vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, you will be referred by your GP and should receive an invitation to attend screening within 3 months of being placed on the DESW register.