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Corneal Sensitivity Is Linked to Diabetic Neuropathy
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Results of a new study suggest that corneal sensitivity is reduced in diabetic patients, and is related to the severity of neuropathy.

Headache Linked to Increased Prevalence of Retinopathy in Midlife
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
A history of migraine and other headache types has been linked to an increased prevalence of retinopathy in middle-aged individuals, supporting the hypothesis that neurovascular dysfunction underlies vascular headaches.

Type 2 Diabetes Complications Exact Heavy Tolls
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Nearly a third of the estimated 18 million Americans with type 2 diabetes have chronic kidney disease, and about 20% have diabetic eye disease and foot problems, a surveillance report shows.

Diabetes-Related Eye Disorder Signals Stroke Risk
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
Damage to the retina that sometimes comes with diabetes is associated with an increased risk of having a stroke, researchers report.

Retinopathy Predicts Cardiovascular Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Proliferative retinopathy in male and female patients with type 2 diabetes may predict coronary heart disease (CHD), but in women, background retinopathy predicted all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and CHD mortality, according to the results of a study.

Beware, Eye Disease In People With Diabetes Tied To Risk Of Dying
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
In adults with type 2 diabetes, retinopathy is associated with an increased risk of dying within a given period of time, independent of glucose control, a study shows.

`Mr. Diabetes®' Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Walking down Commonwealth Avenue, on approximately the 7,500th mile of his perimeter walk around the United States, Andy ``Mr. Diabetes®" Mandell spotted his latest target.

``Hi, may I talk to you for a minute?" Mandell asked the young man walking toward him. ``Do you know anyone with diabetes?"

Gastric Bypass Superior to Banding for Super Obese
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
For super morbidly obese patients, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a better approach than gastric banding, according to researchers.

Cholesterol Drugs Lower Glaucoma Risk
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2004
Researchers found a 40 percent decrease in glaucoma among long-term statin users". So there are a couple of good reasons to suspect that statins might actually be protective for patients against developing glaucoma, or perhaps in the future against the worsening of glaucoma if someone has already developed it."

Hypoglycemia Increases Ischemic Retinal Injury
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
So how does hypoglycemia interact with low blood flow to make eye damage worse? When low blood flow occurs, cells often become more reliant on sugar as an energy source, the authors note. Therefore, if sugar levels are low, the cells may not be able to meet their energy requirements, possibly resulting in cell death

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