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Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

Are there different options for treating diabetic retinopathy?

Yes: The exact treatment should be under the direction of an ophthalmologist. Often laser treatments are used. Just as important is close conrtol of the diabetes under the direction of your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Retinopathy (Definition)

Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to thinning of blood vessels in the back of the eye which pouch out (microaneurysms) or leak. This can cause edema or scarring and lead to severe visual loss unless treated. Treatment can be very effective and this is why diabetics are encouraged to get a yearly eye ...Read more


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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes: Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

What diabetic retinopathy treatments are currently available?

Many: Diabetic retinopathy has until recently only been treated with laser and blood sugar control. In the last few years, treatment with steroid injections and a class of drugs called vegf inhibitors have improved treatment. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

What are your treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?

It depends: Diabetic macular edema may need focal laser treatment and/or intravitreal injection of medication directly into eye. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy may need in-office laser or vitrectomy surgery in the operating room. This disease needs a retina specialist's expertise. ...Read more

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Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

Any treatment for pigmentary retinopathy?

Depends on the cause: Pigmentary retinopathy applies to disorders in which there is a disturbance on the pigmented layer of the retina. The causes are varied and include degeneration, trauma, infection, etc. I would suggest you see a retinal specialist who can diagnose the cause and hopefully treat the problem. ...Read more

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Can alternative medicine effectively treat diabetic retinopathy?

Nope!: You need good medical care, tight control of blood sugar, blood pressure and lipids -- plus frequent visits to a qualified (or even specialized) ophthalmologist. Don't ignore this problem or entrust your case to a non medical entity! ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for type 1(insulin dependent) diabetes.?

What are some alternative therapies for type 1(insulin dependent) diabetes.?

All Type 1 DM need..: Require insulin insulin ! however we've have great success is getting great control with markedly reduced hypoglycemia, brittleness, variability, dawn effect, by use of 2 agents used in adult dm, off label - and published!- by adding glp-1 receptor agonists and sglt-2 inhibitors to insulin see my web site for contact information- you are close to my office- www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypothalamus/pituitary gland. At the kidney, it could be due medications (lithium, demeclocyline...), kidney disease, high calcium...I recommend finding the cause and treat it. However, in general, if you maintain adequate fluid intake, symptoms is less. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

Not for treatment...: But the best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is with blood sugar and blood pressure control. Lifestyle (diet and exercise) play an important role and are available without a doctor's prescription, just like over-the-counter medicines. The treatments for diabetic retinopathy involve the injection of medicines into or next to the eye, in-office laser procedures, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Are there alternative therapies for child with diabetes?

Alternative?: By that do you mean, choices other than what she is on now, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture? If the first, it depends on whether she has type 1 or 2. Type 1 has to take insulin, but there are various ways to take it. If type 2, there are several drugs available. If you meant the second, then, no. Diet, exercise, weight maintenance - those are essential. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for diabetic retinopathy? If I do develop diabetic retinopathy, what are my options? Which treatments are most effective? .

There : There is a spectrum of presentations with diabetic retinopathy (dr). The mildest, aka background or non proliferative dr requires vigilance and improved control of your blood sugar. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy requires intervention usually with laser treatments and close monitoring. It is important to follow up closely with your eye doctor and improve your treatment compliance. ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

What are good alternatives to avandia (rosiglitazone) for treating type II diabetes?

Many options: It's depends on the degree of abnormalities and what other drugs you are on. One similar drug to Avandia (rosiglitazone) is actos. Otherwise, you might completely switch class and use a different medication. Only your doctor who know you best will be able to recommend the best alternatives for you...But there are many other available options. ...Read more

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Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

Which experimental treatments for type two diabetes?

GeneControlIsletCell: For type ii, better understanding complex genetic controls is the main focus. There has been some progress using agents which change the response of ppar, esp ?/? & ?, receptors, complex metabolic controls present in most tissues. For type i, ongoing work to grow islet cells in tissue culture, encapsulate them so as to be able to inject them into the abdominal cavity, has had some limited success. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Many: There are a wide variety of treatment options including diet ( low sodium), weight loss, and exercise. There are also numerous pharmacological options available, besides beta blockers. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Do adenosine receptors offer new therapeutic options for diabetic nephropathy?

Yes: Yes recent advances in understanding the relationship between Adenosine metabolism sakowicz-burkiewicz m, pawelczyk t (2011) j physiol pharmacol. 62 (5), 505-12. ...Read more

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Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...Read more