Tackling Eye Care Barriers: Some Sight-Saving Ideas

June 25, 2019

Here a few things every diabetes patient should know[1]:   Diabetes will eventually affect the blood vessels in your eyes. This is called diabetic retinopathy (DR), and it can lead to visual impairment and blindness. By controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure, you can reduce the damage diabetes can cause in your eyes. However, your eyes will eventually d

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Our collaboration with Lions Clubs in Germany is evolving

June 24, 2019

  Last week, Dr Sibylle Scholtz, our German representative and collaborator, presented the Retina Risk app to the Lions Club of Karlsruhe, Germany. This presentation is part of our continued engagement with Lions Clubs around the world, who serve to improve quality of life for those living with diabetes and to prevent avoidable blindness - two of Lions Clubs Interna

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Get to Know your Ophthalmologist

June 18, 2019

As the thousands of global users of the Retina Risk app know well, systematic eye screening and preventive treatment dramatically reduce diabetic blindness. This has been shown to be true in Iceland, where over the past thirty years, there has been a dramatic drop in vision loss due to diabetes to the point that diabetic blindness has been all but eradicated.   A sys

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Why Retinal Screening Matters

June 11, 2019

Why Retinal Screening Matters   (This is the first of three short pieces dealing with retinal screening, which can mitigate the risk of diabetic retinopathy)     Retinal screening is a key aspect of diabetes patient care. However, non-attendance at eye clinics has been recognized as an independent risk factor for poor outcomes from diabetic retino

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Retina Risk at Startup Iceland

June 4, 2019

  This post is written by Silla Jónsdóttir, CEO of Retina Risk     This week, I attended Startup Iceland in Reykjavik’s beautiful ‘Harpa’ conference center. This is a great event that has been held annually for eight years now. Founded by RETINA RISK Board Chairman, Bala Kamallakharan, Startup Iceland serves as the springboard and key annu

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Privacy by Design

May 28, 2019

This blog post is written by our privacy expert and lawyer, Kristinn Gylfason at Dattaca Labs, Iceland   The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is probably the most talked-about legislation in tech and marketing over the past several years. This is in part because it affects business, in many important ways.   When companies start, whether they are

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Hitchhiker´s Guide to Diabetes Management – part II

May 13, 2019

I recently wrote about my initial experiments with diabetes management in an earlier blog post. If you missed it, you can find it here. This is part II of that blog post. Here the most important message that I wanted to share is the following: Type 2 diabetes can be reversed without any medication as I managed. Of course I am not a doctor and I do not pretend to be one so pleas

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Hitchhiker´s Guide to Diabetes Management

April 10, 2019

My name is Bala Kamallakharan and I am a Type 2 Diabetic. I don’t have any symptoms of diabetes anymore, actually I am in the best shape of my life. It was not always the case. It has been a long road, almost a 14 year journey when I was tagged a Pre-diabetic in the year 2006. I have catalogued my journey as a pre-diabetic and then a full blown diabetic and also the struggles

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Seeing Things Differently

April 8, 2019

Meet Gede. He is 28, lives in Bandung, Java, Indonesia, and has Type 2 diabetes. Gede lost his sight from Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) or diabetic blindness, which could have been avoided. Like other young men and women with diabetes, he did not think he was at risk and didn’t routinely undertake diabetic eye screenings. His sight gradually deteriorated, and when he finally rev

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