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Will I eventually lose my eyesight or develop kidney disease as a result of having type 1?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Retinal and kidney damage are not totally preventable, however, progression thereof is at least minimized with aggressive management of diabetes.

In brief: Not necessarily

Retinal and kidney damage are not totally preventable, however, progression thereof is at least minimized with aggressive management of diabetes.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eye and Type 1 DM

Good control is the key to protecting your vision and kidneys.
The hbac1 strongly relates to this protection and with the assistance of your diabetic doc, you need to keep this number low (at least under 7.0 or more). There is effective treatment if diabetic change occurs in the eye including lasers and certain injectable agents. If your vision drops, see your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Eye and Type 1 DM

Good control is the key to protecting your vision and kidneys.
The hbac1 strongly relates to this protection and with the assistance of your diabetic doc, you need to keep this number low (at least under 7.0 or more). There is effective treatment if diabetic change occurs in the eye including lasers and certain injectable agents. If your vision drops, see your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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