Silver Book Fact

Intensive glucose control (3 or more daily insulin injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) reduced the mean risk of retinopathy progression by 54% in type 1 diabetes patients with minimal-to-moderate retinopathy.

Reference

Title
Diabetic Retinopathy
Authors
Research to Prevent Blindness
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Of the 8 Million older Americans at high risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), 1.3 million will develop advanced AMD within 5 years.  However the NEI-sponsored Age-Related Eye…  
  • It is estimated that proper treatment and monitoring of the eyes of diabetics could reduce new cases of diabetic retinopathy by 90%.  
  • A study on the impact of diet on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) found that those who took the highest amounts of carotenoids, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, had a 43%…  
  • In general, every 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure reduces the risk of diabetes complications by 12%.  
  • The ACCORD Eye Study found that combination lipid therapy with a fibrate and statin (compared with statin treatment alone) reduced progression of diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetics by around…