What is the role of glucose control in the management of diabetic retinopathy?

Updated: Sep 02, 2021
  • Author: Abdhish R Bhavsar, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial found that intensive glucose control in patients with type 1 diabetes (previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [IDDM]) decreased the incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy. [12, 13, 14] It may be logical to assume that the same principles apply in type 2 diabetes (previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [NIDDM]).


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