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Old 12-09-2020, 02:27 AM
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Default Re: Diabetes and blindness

I suspect after many years involved with canine diabetes that 75% is in the ballpark. Dogís eyes tend to be very sensitive to high blood sugar, leading to destruction of the lens. Our dog lost his vision to cataracts within weeks of losing control of his blood sugar after a honeymooning period. But he, like most dogs, adapted well and it didnít slow him down at all. They learn to navigate pretty well usually.

This is the main common side effect of diabetes in dogs. If you go to the forumís main website, you can see a video of Chris, our diabetic dog, having fun and there are links to information about diabetes-induced cataracts and surgery to restore vision.

Have to be a bit brief as I am working on my phone.

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