Diabetes Complications & Prevention

Diabetic retinopathy: The role of screening

Diabetes can affect the small blood vessels at the back of the eye (the retina), leading to a condition called diabetic retinopathy. The macula is the small central part of the retina that allows you to see fine detail. When this is affected, you can develop diabetic maculopathy.

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The ABC’s of Diabetes and The Kidney

When a person has diabetes this means that the average blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal. This phenomena causes damage to the many vessels that exist in the kidney, and the lining of the vessels become leaky to proteins.

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Cardiovascular risk reduction in persons with diabetes

Most people who have diabetes mellitus ( ‘diabetes’) eventually develop one (or more) of a number of cardiovascular diseases, a large group that include conditions such as acute myocardial infarctions (‘heart attacks’), heart failure, and cerebrovascular accidents.

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