All About Retinal Diseases and Treatments
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All About Retinal Diseases and Treatments

Scientists in the United States have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions around the world, often resulting in blindness. A potential treatment based on a natural protein may offer broader benefits than existing drugs. Many serious eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, feature an abnormal overgrowth of new retinal blood…

How Does Exercise Help Prevent Heart Disease?
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How Does Exercise Help Prevent Heart Disease?

People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage the blood vessels and the nerves that control the heart and blood vessels. The longer you have diabetes, the higher the chances that you will develop heart disease. People with diabetes tend to develop heart disease at a younger age than someone who…

Why COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Particular Concern For People With Diabetes
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Why COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Particular Concern For People With Diabetes

COVID-19 continues to spread and severely impact the world. People of all ages are being infected but as we have covered before, people with diabetes seem to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill as the virus can be harder to treat due to fluctuations in blood glucose levels and, possibly, the presence of diabetes complications. We…

Happy World Sight Day!
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Happy World Sight Day!

Today, the 8th of October, World Sight Day is celebrated globally. This year´s theme is ´Hope In Sight´. World Sight Day has been celebrated on the second Thursday of October since it was originally initiated by Lions Clubs International as part of the SightFirst Campaign in 1988 to raise public awareness of blindness and vision…

Risk Factors For Developing Type 2 Diabetes
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Risk Factors For Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new report indicates that insomnia is a novel risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The Sweden-based study that appears in the journal Diabetologia identified 19 risk factors for type 2 diabetes. It further evaluated 21 risk factors that had scarce evidence, and another 15 that reduced the risk of the condition. Researchers have long identified…

Premium Features of the RetinaRisk App Explained
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Premium Features of the RetinaRisk App Explained

At RetinaRisk we are always working towards better eye health for our users through development of features that enhance your understanding of your health and your diabetes condition. Our main focus is empowerment and availability of information to our users and our product development focus reflects that. In the premium section of the RetinaRisk app…

COVID-19 Lockdowns Resulted in Increased Diabetic Amputations
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Resulted in Increased Diabetic Amputations

Diabetic foot syndrome is one of the serious consequences of long-term uncontrolled diabetes, due to a mix of peripheral neuropathy and micro-vasculopathy in the lower extremities. “Diabetic foot” is defined as infection, ulceration or destruction of tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy or peripheral artery disease in the lower extremity of a person with…