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Vision Loss - Diabetic Complications
Glaucoma is the second-most important cause of blindness in the United States (after diabetic retinopathy).  If glaucoma is detected early and treated properly, blindness can be prevented. (Diabetes News)

Diabetics Who Control Blood Sugar Today
People with diabetes who keep their blood sugar in check today will probably have a far lower chance of developing foot pain or other nerve damage tomorrow, according to new research results from a national study. (Diabetes Research, Neuropathy, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes)

Thief of Sight: Glaucoma
If you are at risk for developing glaucoma, take that risk seriously. Glaucoma is the second-most important cause of blindness in the United States (after diabetic retinopathy), and the single most important cause of blindness among African Americans. If glaucoma is detected early and treated properly, blindness can be prevented. There is no longer any reason for people to go blind from glaucoma! (Diabetes Education and Glaucoma)

Men and Diabetes
Complications of diabetes in men can include sexual dysfunction, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, intermittent claudication and neuropathy. Diabetes research has brought to light the importance of prevention;  including improved blood glucose control, blood pressure control and improved control of cholesterol and lipids.

If I Don't Feel Sick, How Can High Blood Sugars Hurt Me?
Complications from diabetes come on over time, and damage has often started before we realize something is wrong. The belief that "as long as I feel well I must be well" does not hold true for the complications of diabetes; they come on quietly. (neuropathy prevention, diabetic complications, diabetic neuropathy)

Why You Need The Omega-3s
The omega-3s protect the heart in several key ways. They reduce inflammation, they are mild blood thinners, slow the heart rate, improve blood-vessel flexibility and improve heart rhythm. (Fish Oil, Heart Disease, Retinopathy)

Lutein to Help Support Eye Health
Diabetic Product News: Lutein is an important nutrient in the prevention of eye disease. Retinopathy is a common diabetic complication, but research is proving that there is much that can be done to prevent this condition. Discover why lutein is important and why it supports eye health.

Foot And Skin Related Complications Of Diabetes
For people with diabetes, having too much glucose (sugar) in their blood for a long time can cause some serious complications, including foot and skin problems, as well as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye damage, and other problems. (Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy,  Diabetes Complications)
 
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background retinopathy  (REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
a type of damage to the retina of the eye marked by bleeding, fluid accumulation and abnormal dilation of the blood vessels. Background retinopathy is an early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Also called simple or nonproliferative (non-pro-LIF-er-uh-tiv) retinopathy.

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
a study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, conducted from 1983 to 1993 in people with Type 1 diabetes. The study showed that intensive therapy compared to conventional therapy significantly helped prevent or delay diabetes complications. Intensive therapy included multiple daily insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump with multiple blood glucose readings each day. Complications followed in the study included diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy.

photocoagulation (FOH-toh-koh-ag-yoo-LAY-shun)
a treatment for diabetic retinopathy. A strong beam of light (laser) is used to seal off bleeding blood vessels in the eye and to burn away extra blood vessels that should not have grown there.

proliferative retinopathy (pro-LIH-fur-ah-tiv REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
a condition in which fragile new blood vessels grow along the retina and in the vitreous humor of the eye.

diabetic retinopathy (REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
diabetic eye disease; damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. Loss of vision may result.
 
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