Study Finds that Diabetic Retinopathy is Tied to Time in Range

According to a new study, the percentage of time that type 2 diabetes patients spent with glucose ratings of 3.9-10.0 mmol/L per 24 hours is associated with diabetic retinopathy. Researchers evaluated the association between time in range (defined as the percent of time within a glucose range of 3.9-10mmol/L in 24 hours) and retinopathy. This was done using data from over 3,200 patients with type 2 diabetes, and glycemic variability measures were also assessed.

Of this group of participants, 780 were diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Patients with the most advanced cases showed significantly less time in range, and they also had higher measures of glycemic variability.

These findings were published in Diabetes Care on September 10, 2018.

2 thoughts on “Study Finds that Diabetic Retinopathy is Tied to Time in Range

  • December 20, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Short and sweet but I would really like more information. My doctors do not seem to care about what I experience as jumping up and down all over the board all day long. How will this prove that this is not good – it certainly does not feel good? I do not want to lose eye sight. How can I help myself?

    • January 16, 2019 at 3:44 pm

      Good day Mary,

      Nadia will respond to your question. Keep an eye open for her response on Mondays.


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