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Risk Assessment for People Who Developed Type 2 at a Young Age

Pima Indians who developed type 2 diabetes before they were 20 years old later developed kidney disease at the same rate as those who got type 2 as adults.

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The Renal/Retinal Link

Renal (kidney) function declines more rapidly in people with type 2 diabetes who have both retinopathy and proteinuria (protein in the urine).

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Keep Your Eye on It

Dutch researchers say retinopathy is associated with blood pressure levels, lipid concentrations, and body mass index (BMI).

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Look Into My Eyes

Pupil size may indicate impending complications in people with diabetes. Researchers in Germany say that pupillary autonomic neuropathy may be an early sign of other autonomic nerve damage, such as that involving the heart. Autonomic neuropathy involves damage to the nerves in bodily systems that function automatically.

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Look Into My Eyes: Size Matters

Pupil size may indicate impending complications in people with diabetes. Researchers in Germany say that pupillary autonomic neuropathy may be an early sign of other autonomic nerve damage, such as that involving the heart. Autonomic neuropathy involves damage to the nerves in bodily systems that function automatically.

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Questions and Answers

Why Have I Lost Depth Perception in My Vision?

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Photography Technology Effective in Detecting Diabetes-Related Eye Damage

Two-field retinal photography, a screening tool for detecting diabetes-related retinopathy, might provide a useful alternative to routine exams by eye doctors for people with diabetes, say researchers in the Netherlands, writing in the December 2001 issue of Diabetes Care.

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In the Blink of an Eye

Turkish researchers are exploring whether blink reflex testing can be a useful method for early diagnosis of central nervous system damage in people with diabetes. Although advanced testing for diabetes-related damage to the peripheral nervous system is available, the same is not true for damage to the central nervous system.

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Watch Out

Women with retinopathy—a diabetes complication that can lead to blindness—should have their eyes checked regularly during pregnancy, say researchers in the United Kingdom.

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