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If I have diabetes, how can I prevent blindness?

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Dr. Stuart Seigel
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Preventable eye dz

Good sugar control prevents the development of retinopathy (diabetic eye disease).
The good news is that retinopathy is over 95% preventable with good sugar control. An a1c less than 7 would be your goal. Every point decrease in a1c reduces the risk of developing diabetic complication such as nerve, kidney or eye disease by 30%.

In brief: Preventable eye dz

Good sugar control prevents the development of retinopathy (diabetic eye disease).
The good news is that retinopathy is over 95% preventable with good sugar control. An a1c less than 7 would be your goal. Every point decrease in a1c reduces the risk of developing diabetic complication such as nerve, kidney or eye disease by 30%.
Dr. Stuart Seigel
Dr. Stuart Seigel
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