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Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinopathy is a common diabetic complication, but research is proving that there is much that can be done to prevent this condition. Antioxidant nutrients have been shown to prevent the oxidative damage that causes retinopathy.  (Diabetic Nutrition)

Eye Complications
People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. But most people who have diabetes have nothing more than minor eye disorders. You can keep minor problems minor. And if you do develop a major problem, there are treatments that often work well if you begin them right away. (Diabetic Complications, Glaucoma, Cataracts)

Eye Disease In African Americans
Time and again, studies show that poor blood glucose control increases the risk of complications such as diabetic retinopathy, a common cause of blindness. Now, a new caveat-the risk is particularly high in African Americans. (Retinopathy, Diabetic Complications, Type 1 Diabetes)

Eye Disease Before Diabetes?
Eye disease (retinopathy) commonly associated with diabetes may actually develop in people before the diabetes itself, say researchers. (Retinopathy, Diabetic Complications)

Diabetic Complications
Persistently high blood sugar levels can lead to long-term complications such as accelerated development of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy and foot problems. Diabetes education on how to recognize signs and symptoms. Details diabetes symptoms of eye problems, nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and foot ailments.

What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?
The most common diabetic eye disease is diabetic retinopathy.  Vision may not change until the disease becomes severe. That is why regular eye examinations for people with diabetes are so important. (Glaucoma, Cataracts)

Benfotiamine - Protection Against Diabetic Complications
Benfotiamine, a little-known fat-soluble form of vitamin B1, has been shown to help prevent the development and progression of many diabetic complications. Used for decades in Europe as a prescription medication, benfotiamine fights against the progression of diabetic nerve, kidney, and retinal damage, and relieves the painful symptoms of diabetic neuropathy

Bilberry
Bilberry has been used by European herbalists for centuries. Bilberry is most famous for its long use as a medicine for eye and vision problems. Bilberries are high in substances called flavonoids. Flavonoids have antioxidant and disease-fighting properties.

The Fats That Can Save Your Life
Unfortunately, most folks assume that fats, in general, are detrimental to health when, in fact, desirable fats produce remarkable benefits. Consider what are called the omega-3 fatty acids found in both fish and flax oil. Research shows that these fats support better health in significant ways.

It's Complicated - Spotting The Conditions That May Come With Diabetes
There is good news for those with diabetes. "People are living longer; there's less heart disease, fewer amputations and less eye disease," says Richard Jackson, M.D., senior physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. The key is catching associated problems early. (Neuropathy, Retinopathy, Heart Attack, Stroke)

Sight Lines
In the U.S., 1 million blind adults ages 40 and older, and 2.4 million adults who are visually impaired, do without life's images. By 2020, there could be 5.5 million such cases, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Here's a rundown of the leading causes of blindness and vision impairment. (Diabetic Complications, Diabetic Retinopathy)

Complications: An Introduction
Diabetes is a complicated disease--complicated to understand, complicated to treat. There are steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing complications, such as keeping your blood glucose and cholesterol levels in a healthy range.(retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, diabetes management)

Nutritional Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Fortunately, diabetic retinopathy is a nutritionally responsive disorder. Natural agents can be used to reduce the initial damage to the blood vessels in the retina and enhance integrity. (Diabetes Nutrition and Retinopathy)

Numbness and Tingling
Pain, numbness, tingling and pain that don't go away can usually be traced to a damaged sheath, inflammation, compression or an injury to the nerves themselves-particularly to the peripheral nerves, which lead to the arms and legs. Those with Diabetes Type I and Type II should be aware of these common signs of diabetic neuropathy.

Prevent & Protect - Control Blood Sugar To Prevent Complications
Three out of five people with diabetes have one or more complications from the disease. In the United States, more than 200,000 people a year die from all types of diabetic complications. (Diabetic Complications, Heart Disease, Stroke, Neuropathy)
 
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background retinopathy  (REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
a type of damage to the retina of the eye marked by bleeding, fluid accumulation and abnormal dilation of the blood vessels. Background retinopathy is an early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Also called simple or nonproliferative (non-pro-LIF-er-uh-tiv) retinopathy.

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
a study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, conducted from 1983 to 1993 in people with Type 1 diabetes. The study showed that intensive therapy compared to conventional therapy significantly helped prevent or delay diabetes complications. Intensive therapy included multiple daily insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump with multiple blood glucose readings each day. Complications followed in the study included diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy.

photocoagulation (FOH-toh-koh-ag-yoo-LAY-shun)
a treatment for diabetic retinopathy. A strong beam of light (laser) is used to seal off bleeding blood vessels in the eye and to burn away extra blood vessels that should not have grown there.

proliferative retinopathy (pro-LIH-fur-ah-tiv REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
a condition in which fragile new blood vessels grow along the retina and in the vitreous humor of the eye.

diabetic retinopathy (REH-tih-NOP-uh-thee)
diabetic eye disease; damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. Loss of vision may result.
 
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