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Diabetes Increases Risk of Urinary Infection in Postmenopausal Women
Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2005


Blood Pressure Control Curbs Diabetic Eye Problem
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Patients with Type 2 diabetes were followed for more than 9 years and keeping BP at or below 150/85, showed a significant reduction in retinal damage or retinopathy.



More Than Half of Adult Diabetics in US Are Obese
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
The CDC found that between 1999 and 2002, 54.8% of diabetics over the age of 19 were obese. An increasing number of American adults diagnosed with diabetes are obese, making it more likely they will develop cardiovascular disease, retinopathy and other health problems, U.S. officials said.



Intensive Insulin Therapy In Children And Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Reduces Lifetime Risk Of Retinopathy And Cataracts
Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2004
The prolongation of conventional insulin therapy over 3.5 years increases the risk of retinopathy twice and the risk of cataract 5 times in patients with type 1 diabetes.


Hispanics More Prone to Blindness From Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Results from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, published this summer in the journal Ophthalmology, show high rates of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and open-angle glaucoma among 6,357 Latinos age 40 or older. The people are primarily of Minorities. Higher rates of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, in the Latino population are closely tied to high rates of diabetes.

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Acetaminophen Linked to Decline in Renal Function
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Higher lifetime use of aspirin and NSAIDs is not associated with renal function decline, but high acetaminophen use may increase the risk of loss of renal function.

Eye Care
Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Uncontrolled diabetes can cause permanent damage to your eyes (retinopathy) Have annual eye exams and report any changes in your vision. Hyperglycemia can cause blurred vision. This is usually temporary and will clear up in 4 to 6 weeks with better blood glucose control.
Check your blood glucose regularly and keep it under control.
Control your blood pressure and avoid smoking.
If you have retinopathy, you may have activity limits
n cause permanent damage to your eyes (retinopathy).

Save Your Sight: Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2004
A study published in the April issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology found that more than 4 million US adults aged 40 or older have diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. Retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina, which is the tissue at the back of the eye.

The results of our study are important for public policy because they demonstrate that there's a large need for management and detection of eye disease in people with diabetes.

What To Expect From an Eye Examination – Part I
Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2004
All eye examinations should start with a detailed ‘case history. Diabetics, in particular, should be asked about how long they have had diabetes, the specific medications they are using for diabetes treatment, the previous diagnosis of any diabetes complications (eye, kidney, nerve or vascular), the frequency and range of home blood glucose readings, the most recent home reading, and the results of their last glycosylated hemoglobin test.

Lessons from a Diabetic Eye Doctor:How to Avoid Blindness and Get Great Eye Care
Posted: Friday, November 14, 2003
When thinking about the eye complications of diabetes, most people, including most health care professionals, think of diabetic retinopathy the process through which the eye’s light sensitive retina is damaged by chronic hyperglycemia. There are seven different “diabetic eye diseases”: diabetic cataract; glaucoma; diabetic keratopathy; diabetic optic neuropathy; diabetic cranial neuropathy; diabetic retinopathy; and retinal vascular occlusion.

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