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Depression and Diabetes threaten Eyesight

October 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A five-year study indicates that diabetic patients who suffer from depression are more likely to develop a serious complication known as diabetic retinopathy.

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How much exercise should a person with diabetes do?

March 27, 2018 Category :Fitness 1

Regular exercise has been proven to improve blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels besides playing a role in enhancing weight loss and sense of well-being. Regular physical activity may even prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk (e.g., those with glucose intolerance, family history of diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, excess body fat, polycystic ovary syndrome, gestational diabetes, history of giving birth to large babies, etc.). » Continue Reading

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Aspirin may prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

January 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Initial results of new research suggest that aspirin,taken at relatively low doses, can prevent microangiopathy (a disease affecting small blood vessels).  The study found that aspirin at relatively low concentrations prevented microangiopathy in rats. However, study investigators said that before they can recommend the use of aspirin for diabetic retinopathy, they still need to know the minimal dose in which aspirin would be effective, and which processes in the retinal vessel it targets. » Continue Reading

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Macular Edema and Diabetes

July 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s term, these blood vessels can bleed into the eye and block vision. Once fluids or blood leaks into the center of the macula, the macula swells thus blurring one’s vision. Macular edema is characterized by blurred vision and occurs when the macula swells from leaking fluid from abnormal blood vessels in the retina surface.

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