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Risk of DR

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The risk of DR increases the longer a person has diabetes.  More than 75% of people who have diabetes for more than 20 years will have some form of DR.

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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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Risk of DR
    The risk of DR increases the longer a person has diabetes.  More than 75% of people who have diabetes for more than 20 years will have some form of DR.