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Discuss This With Your Opthamologist: Study Finds Retinopathy Doubles Heart Risk
Discuss This With Your Opthamologist: Study Finds Retinopathy Doubles Heart Risk

Here is a troubling finding that you will want to discuss with your opthamologist and cardiologist: Type 2 diabetics who already have retinopathy when they are diagnosed are 2.5 times more likely to develop heart failure than type 2’s who are diagnosed without it.

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C-peptide Emerging as Significant Factor in Nerve Recovery

Because scientists often tend to dismiss what they don't fully understand, many of them used to think that C-peptide had no physiological function. But while it's true that C-peptide does nothing to lower blood sugar, recent research is finding that it might have a role in preventing diabetes complications.

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Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Lowers Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Surgery
Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Lowers Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Surgery

Researchers have found that fenofibrate, also known as Lofibra and TriCor, reduces the progression of diabetic retinopathy in humans. (Retinopathy occurs when the small blood vessels that supply the eye begin to leak and swell, resulting in progressive vision loss.)

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The Retinopathy Exam Routine: It's Not Routine Yet
The Retinopathy Exam Routine: It's Not Routine Yet

If you have diabetes, you know the drill: You're supposed to get an eye check with dilation every year. But fewer than half of you do it.

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A Low-GI Diet Better for Avoiding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A study of 4,099 non-diabetic elderly patients has found that a low-glycemic index diet reduces the incidence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible blindness.

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Retasure:  Now Your General Practitioner Can Look Deep Into Your Eyes
Retasure: Now Your General Practitioner Can Look Deep Into Your Eyes

Diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which bleeding inside the eye causes damage to the retina, is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults. Early treatment is key to keeping you from that dark path.

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Preventing Blindness in Diabetic Patients Is Goal of Cutting-Edge Eye Exams at UVa

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 24, 2007 - Although they have a greater than average risk of developing retinal problems and blindness, many people with diabetes never visit their eye doctor.

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The Sad State of Diabetes Complications in America

A report released at a recent meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), called “The State of Diabetes Complications in America,” has revealed some pretty depressing facts about the consequences of diabetes today.

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New Drug May Reverse Retinopathy: How It Works
New Drug May Reverse Retinopathy: How It Works

Let’s start from the beginning. First, you’ve got the endothelium.  What’s that, you ask? Well, endo means “internal” and thelium means “cellular layer.” The endothelium, therefore, is the layer of cells that lines the heart, blood vessels, and certain other cavities in the body.

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Joslin Diabetes Center Offers Quick Tips for Summer Eye Care
Joslin Diabetes Center Offers Quick Tips for Summer Eye Care

The crack of the bat on Opening Day at Fenway Park is a sure sign that summer is on its way. From the Green Monster seats to the dunes of Cape Cod, summer means bright sun, ultraviolet rays and of course, sunglasses. But did you know that people with diabetes need more than sunglasses to protect their eyes?

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