Another reason to stop drinking diet soft drink.
An Australian study has discovered that if you have diabetes and regularly drink diet soft drinks then you are at increased risk of developing proliferative diabetic retinopathy. This is a condition where new blood vessels grow in the retina, leading to ocular damage and potentially vision loss.
People with diabetes who drank in excess of four cans of diet soft drink weekly were 2 1/2 times more likely to develop proliferative diabetic retinopathy. More extensive studies are proposed and will be conducted in the near future. In the meantime, you'd be prudent to reduce your intake of diet soft drinks if you have diabetes.