The Ophthalmologist Will Look For Signs Of Dilated Blood Vessels And Micro Aneurysms See The Section “symptoms And Complications”.

Accessed Jan. 12, 2015. Leitgeb A, et al. Treatment can start before sight is affected, which helps prevent vision loss. Anyone with diabetes is at risk of developing retinopathy. Certain medications can affect different areas of the retina.  A detached retina can be reattached. However, they have thin, fragile walls. A consequence of diabetic retinopathy, DBE is swelling in an area of the retina called the macula. Laser surgery may be used. Control your blood sugar glucose level by: Checking your blood sugar as often as instructed by your diabetes health care provider and keeping a record of your numbers so you know the types of foods and activities that affect your blood sugar level Taking medicine or insulin as instructed Treatments can reduce vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy will occur in 65% of persons with type II diabetes within about 10 years of the beginning of diabetes. The ophthalmologist will look for signs of dilated blood vessels and micro aneurysms see the section “Symptoms and Complications”. Macula enema is noted when areas of your retina are shown to contain spaces filled with fluid. Retinopathy is a high risk for diabetics It is important to understand your risk of diabetic retinopathy.

Hanis has had type two diabetes for 38 years. That’s a lot of testing supplies, doctors’ visits and medication including insulin. “It gets costly and now the stuff is out of sight,” he said. no dataThere’s also the cost of treating complications that Hanis has had including kidney failure which led to a kidney transplant. no dataAshlee Orndorff cares for diabetes patients in the University of Kansas Hospital. “You get kidney disease and heart disease, retinopathy, neuropathy. There’s all sorts of complications that come from diabetes. So we see those readmissions, and every time the patient is readmitted, that’s when costs go up,” said the diabetes nurse educator. Diabetes is the most expensive disease in America, according to the study in JAMA, which found diabetes’ costs totaled $101 billion in 2013 alone. Heart disease was second at $88 billion followed closely by low back and neck pain at $87 billion. Researchers say factors making diabetes the costliest disease include an aging population more prone to type two, the common type.

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