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Intensive Glycemic Control in People with Diabetes

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Intensive glycemic control in diabetics reduced their:

  • Adjusted mean risk of DR by 76%
  • Risk of progression by 54%
  • Rates of laser surgery by 56%
  • Risk of DME by 23%

 

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
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