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PRO -TIP The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) showed that strict control of blood sugar with insulin (In type 1 diabetes) decreases the progression of diabetic retinopathy, as well as nephropathy and neuropathy.
-So the better a diabetic’s blood sugar is controlled, whether that is with diet, exercise, and/or medication, the less chance of developing diabetic eye disease and other systemic complications.

time Jump
0:57 Intro to Diabetes
2:10 What is Diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2
2:53 How Diabetes affects the eyes
3:28 Review of Ocular Anatomy
4:48 Stages of Retinopathy
5:35 Mild Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
6:48 Moderate Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
8:12 Severe Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
9:26 Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
10:17 Diabetic Macular Edema
12:07 Cataracts, Glaucoma, Hyperopic Shift
13:33 Importance of Dilation
14:22 Treatment
16:24 Follow up or how often to be seen
17:28 How to Prevent Retinopathy and DCCT Study Findings
18:26 Thank You

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About This Video:
In this video Joseph J. Allen, O.D discusses how diabetes affects the eyes and why a dilated eye exam is needed. If you are researching how diabetes can hurt the eyes, check out this video. The subject of diabetes can be very complex and many people don’t understand how uncontrolled blood sugars can hurt the eyes. In this video, you’ll learn about the different stages of diabetic retinopathy, what your doctor may see during the exam, and the possible treatments. #Doctoreyehealth #diabetes #eyehealth #Retina