American Diabetes Association releases guidelines for treatments
The online guide is now available.
Diabetes can affect the entire body and cause long-term harm and complications if not closely monitored. The disease can lead to eye problems — specifically diabetic retinopathy. The article includes information on the advancement of diabetic-related complications and a look into newer diagnostic technology and treatment.
"Diabetic retinopathy is actually the most common cause of new cases of blindness in adults who live in developed countries and are between the ages of 20 and 74," Dr. Thomas Gardner, corresponding author of the article and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan, said in a press release. "Over the past decade, new research and significant improvements in technology have aided our ability to diagnosis and treat diabetic retinopathy, and advances in medications are giving people with diabetes the opportunity to improve glucose management and potentially avoid or delay the progression of complications such as retinopathy."
To read the article, visit http://care.diabetesjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.2337/dc16-2641.