By Peter Scanlon, Stephen Aldington, Charles Wilkinson, David Matthews

This functional medical guide covers the prognosis, therapy - either clinical and surgical - and long term administration of eye difficulties in individuals with diabetes. geared toward the MDT fascinated with the care of sufferers with diabetes, it emphasizes the significance of standard screening and early prognosis and provides evidence-based advice.

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Retinal microaneurysm counts and 10-year progression of diabetic retinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol 1995; 113(11): 1386–91. Burger W, Hovener G, Dusterhus R, Hartmann R, Weber B. Prevalence and development of retinopathy in children and adolescents with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. A longitudinal study. Diabetologia 1986; 29(1): 17–22. Kohner EM, Sleightholm M. Does microaneurysm count reflect severity of early diabetic retinopathy? Ophthalmology 1986; 93(5): 586–9. Orchard TJ, Dorman JS, Maser RE, Becker DJ, Drash AL, Ellis D et al.

Early studies of identical twins with diabetes mellitus suggest familial clustering of diabetic retinopathy. 70 The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) suggested that, as well as environmental factors, the severity of diabetic retinopathy is influenced by familial factors, probably of genetic origin. Researchers have been searching for many years for the genes responsible for retinopathy. Generally, genes which encode factors involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy are considered as candidates.

R. Matthews © 2009 by Peter H. Scanlon, Charles P. Wilkinson, Stephen J. Aldington and David R. Matthews ISBN: 978-1-405-17035-2 additional categories of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and secondary diabetes. 1). It has even been suggested that the dichotomy is false as there is a grey area between the two types1. As a broad generalization, type 1 diabetes occurs in those who are generally younger (so teenagers are more likely to have type 1, and those in middle age type 2) and thinner (so being overweight is a risk for type 2 diabetes and not for type 1).

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