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How is retinopathy related to type 2 diabetes?

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People with type 2 diabetes may already have abnormalities in the eyes related to the development of diabetes. Over time, more and more people who initially do not have eye problems related to the disease will develop some form of eye problem. It is important to control not only glucose levels, but blood pressure and cholesterol as well to prevent progression of eye disease. Fortunately, the vision loss isn't significant in most.

From: Men and Type 2 Diabetes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearing House: "Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know."

Intellihealth: "What Is Type 2 Diabetes?"

UpToDate: "Patient information: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearing House: "Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know."

Intellihealth: "What Is Type 2 Diabetes?"

UpToDate: "Patient information: Diabetes mellitus type 2: Overview (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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