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What can I do to help prevent diabetic retinopathy?

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To protect your vision, see an eye doctor at least once a year. They might dilate your pupils while you're there. People with type 1 diabetes who are older than 10 should start these visits within 3 to 5 years of diagnosis. If you have type 2 diabetes, make an appointment as soon as you're diagnosed. If you have problems, you'll need to go more often. If you get pregnant, schedule a comprehensive exam during the first trimester and a follow-up later in your pregnancy.

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National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases: "Complications of Diabetes." 

American Diabetes Association: "Type 2 Diabetes Complications."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 15, 2021

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases: "Complications of Diabetes." 

American Diabetes Association: "Type 2 Diabetes Complications."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 15, 2021

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