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Diabetes Health News Podcast: Pre-clinical Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy

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Your eyes might be the windows to your soul, but what do they say about your diabetes?

According to recent research, your eyes say quite a bit about your health and the extend to which diabetes is impacting your vision. Researchers believe that diabetic patients might be more susceptible to early capillary dropout than patients without. That means that even before you are diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, you might experience significant difficulty with contrast sensitivity and visual acuity. You may find it harder to do things like drive at dusk or read in dim light before being officially diagnosed with retinopathy.

Visual impairment might be considered an early manifestation of neovascular damage with diabetes patients. More research in this area is forthcoming. Article

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