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At what stage in diabetes type 1 does diabetic retinopathy occur?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: THIS DEPENDS ALMOST

Solely on how good or bad your diabetes has been controlled over the years.

In brief: THIS DEPENDS ALMOST

Solely on how good or bad your diabetes has been controlled over the years.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 10 years on average

A number of factors determine how quickly a person develops retinopathy with type 1 diabetes.
The main determinant is how well they control their blood sugars. Blood pressure may also affect retinopathy. Lastly, different people may have identical blood sugar control and one will have retinopathy and the other won't, so there are also factors affecting susceptibility.

In brief: 10 years on average

A number of factors determine how quickly a person develops retinopathy with type 1 diabetes.
The main determinant is how well they control their blood sugars. Blood pressure may also affect retinopathy. Lastly, different people may have identical blood sugar control and one will have retinopathy and the other won't, so there are also factors affecting susceptibility.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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