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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.

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Diabetic Retinopathy
Authors
Research to Prevent Blindness
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