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How can I decrease the chances of developing diabetic retinopathy?

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This condition happens when high blood sugar damages the nerves in your retina. Studies show that keeping your blood sugar at near-normal levels can lower your odds of getting diabetic retinopathy. It also can help keep an existing condition from getting worse. Your doctor may treat you with insulin and other medication and guide you with you diet and exercise.

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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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