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Hypertension, High Cholesterol and Diabetes Linked To Ocular Condition
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
High cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), and diabetes, could lead to a condition that causes vision loss, according to a recent study.

Diabetic Retinopathy May Predict Heart Failure
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Diabetic retinopathy appears to be an independent risk factor for heart failure, new research suggests, which supports the belief that microvascular disease plays a role in the development of heart failure in diabetics.

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Research has found that resveratrol, a compound present naturally in grape skin, can protect against the cellular damage to blood vessels caused by high production of glucose in diabetes.

Manipulating Protein Might Prevent Blindness for Patients with Retinopathy and AMD
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008
Two of the leading causes of blindness are diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Recent research has found that by activating a particular blood vessel protein, these two conditions can potentially be prevented and even reversed, greatly reducing any risk of permanent blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness for young and middle-aged individuals ("working age"), while AMD is the most common cause of blindness for people over age 65.

Diabetes Diagnostic Criteria May Be Off Target for Retinopathy
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Retinopathy occurs at substantial rates even when glucose levels are below those that would trigger a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, according to a meta-analysis.

Study Shows That Diabetes Costs USA More Than Wars and Disasters
Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008
Uncontrolled diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, often leading to kidney failure, blindness and death. A new study shows that the nation's unchecked diabetes epidemic exacts a heavy financial toll as well: $174 billion a year, a 32 percent increase from 2002.

C-Peptides May Prevent Diabetes Complication
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A compound formed during insulin production and once dismissed as irrelevant in diabetes may be a key to preventing the complications that make type 1 diabetes such a serious disease.

Fenofibrate Protects Against Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Patients with type 2 diabetes given fenofibrate for lipid lowering required significantly less laser treatment for retinopathy, investigators reported.

Antioxidants Don't Prevent Macular Degeneration
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2007
A diet rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, C, and E, various carotenoids, and zinc) did nothing to prevent age-related macular degeneration, according to a large review and meta-analysis.

Only 47% of People With Diabetes Get Screened for Diabetic Eye Disease
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Only 47% of people with diabetes get yearly exams. Increasing patient and clinician awareness and improving access to health care can encourage people with diabetes to seek annual eye exams, which help prevent a serious complication called retinopathy, according to a new systematic review of studies.

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