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Can someone with just slightly high blood sugars develop diabetic retinopathy?
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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
In brief: Potentially
However, most diabetic retinopathy occurs after several years of high blood sugar, particularly in combination with high blood pressure.
Studies show that individuals are less likely to have severe vision loss from diabetic retinopathy if the hemoglobin A1c is less than 7.0.

In brief: Potentially
However, most diabetic retinopathy occurs after several years of high blood sugar, particularly in combination with high blood pressure.
Studies show that individuals are less likely to have severe vision loss from diabetic retinopathy if the hemoglobin A1c is less than 7.0.
Dr. Samuel Barone
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Yes
It is possible but less likely than someone with markedly high blood sugars.

In brief: Yes
It is possible but less likely than someone with markedly high blood sugars.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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