Diabetic Retinopathy - Other Treatment
Laser treatment (photocoagulation) can be an effective treatment for diabetic retinopathy, but it does not cure the disease. It can prevent, delay, and sometimes reverse vision loss.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Exams and Tests
Diabetic retinopathy can be detected during an exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. An exam by your primary doctor, during which your eyes are not dilated, is not an adequate substitute for a full exam done by an ophthalmologist. Eye exams for peopl
Diabetic Retinopathy - Prevention
There are steps you can take to reduce your chance of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy and its complications: Control your blood sugar levels. Long - term studies show that keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible reduces the risk of
Type 1 Diabetes - Surgery
Surgery for type 1 diabetes is done only in special situations.
Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Topic Overview
Early detection Experts debate whether all pregnant women need to be tested for gestational diabetes. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has found insufficient evidence to recommend screening women with no risk factors for gestational diabetes. 1 But most doctors routinely test all pregnant women who are in their care. The American Diabetes Association recommends all women who are not ...
Type 1 Diabetes - Medications
People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day because their pancreas does not produce it. Insulin helps blood sugar (glucose) enter the body's cells to be used for energy.
Diabetic Nephropathy - Health Tools
Use these diabetic nephropathy health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.
Diabetic Retinopathy - Treatment Overview
There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. However, laser treatment (photocoagulation) is usually very effective at preventing vision loss if it is done before the retina has been severely damaged.
Type 1 Diabetes - Other Treatment
People who have type 1 diabetes need to avoid products that promise a 'cure.' None exists. They also need to avoid products for diabetes that are advertised by testimonials without a sound medical basis.
Diabetic Nephropathy - Topic Overview
Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that is caused by uncontrolled high blood sugar.