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Intensive glucose control (3 or more daily insulin injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) reduced the mean risk of retinopathy by 76% in type 1 diabetes patients who had not developed retinopathy.

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Title
Diabetic Retinopathy
Authors
Research to Prevent Blindness
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