Silver Book Fact

DR Treatment Reduced Risk of Blindness

Fact image

Appropriate treatment can reduce the risk of blindness or moderate vision loss from DR by more than 90%.

World Health Organization. Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes Mellitus: Report of a WHO consultation. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO Press; 2005. http://www.who.int/diabetes/publications/prevention_diabetes2006/en/. Accessed May 17, 2016

Reference

Title
Prevention of Blindness from Diabetes Mellitus: Report of a WHO consultation
Publisher
WHO Press
Publication Date
2005
Authors
World Health Organization
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research

Related Facts

  • Treatment of diabetes with medication and other therapy saves $685-$950 in health care costs per patient within 1-2 years.  
  • Blood pressure control reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke among Americans with diabetes by 33-50%.  
  • New and emerging technologies have made it easier for people with diabetes to manage their disease. Improved technology came in the form of a continuous glucose monitor, first approved by…  
  • In a community-based pharmaceutical care services program for 194 participants in 2001, mean A1c decreased at follow-ups, with more than 50% of patients demonstrating improvements at each interval (each year…  
  • 150 drugs are in development for diabetes. Diabetes affects 12.2 million Americans age 60 and older.