Tag Archives: diabetes

Long eyes less likely to have diabetic retinopathy
Finally some good news for the short sighted as people with long axial lengths (that is the length of the eyeball, front to back) are less likely to suffer from diabetic eye disease. Myopia or shortsightedness is where rays of lig...
Fruit eating diabetics get less retinopathy
People with diabetes who eat a lot of fruit are least likely to develop diabetic retinopathy (diabetic eye disease). An unpublished study of nearly 1000 people in Japan with diabetes found that those people that ate about 2 piec...
Eye scan detects heart disease
Work is underway on developing a scanning system for the eye which will be able to detect and grade heart disease. For many years, it has been well known that the blood vessels of the eye give an indication of the general health a...
Insulin can be produced by the gut in diabetics
Novel research in Columbia University has found a new source of insulin secreting cells - intestine cells. People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce enough insulin which is responsible for breaking down sugar in the bloods...
50p pill could prevent diabetic retinopathy
A pill costing just 50 pence a day could prevent diabetic retinopathy, a potentially sight threatening complication of diabetes. Scientists in in Australia have just completed a study involving 10,000 patients aged between 50 and...

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