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

Click on the arrow to listen to the podcast. 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.

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Blinded By Diabetes

I will never forget the thought that ran through my head when a 40-something-year-old blind fisherman walked up and started fishing next to me on a North Carolina pier. Through talking to the guy, I learned that he had once been a Volkswagen mechanic but lost his sight and his job due to diabetes. He wasn’t just partially blind; he was totally blind and thought

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Warning Letters Issued to Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

Recently, FDA launched an initiative to counter these illegally sold products aimed at consumers who have diabetes. In addition to evaluating numerous consumer complaints, FDA surveyed the marketplace for illegally sold products promising to treat diabetes and its complications. In July 2013, FDA issued letters warning 15 companies about selling products for diabetes in violation of federal law. These products are sold as dietary supplements;

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How High Is Your Eye Q?

The eyes are the windows to the soul, and also one of the primary places where health problems associated with diabetes turn up. Because high blood sugar can cause a host of problems, people with diabetes are especially at risk for problems including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts In fact, according to webMD.com, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults age 20 to

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