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How can you lower your chances of getting diabetic retinopathy?

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Studies show that keeping near-normal blood sugar can lower the chance of getting retinopathy and can help keep retinopathy that you already have from getting worse. Your doctor may suggest you take insulin and other medications, change your diet, and get 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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