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Does pregnancy affect diabetic retinopathy?

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Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar damages the nerves in your retina. It can cause vision loss or even blindness. If you're pregnant and take insulin, that can raise your chances for the condition or make it worse. If you are considering getting pregnant, talk to your doctor about possible complications.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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