May 1, 2017Diabetes
According to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 19, 2017), adjusting the frequency of eye screenings for people with type 1 diabetes based on their risk of severe eye problems would result in fewer eye exams at lower cost and quicker diagnosis and treatment of advanced retinopathy, which can otherwise lead to vision loss. The findings are the latest from an ongoing study funded for more than 30 years by the National Institutes of Health.
April 17, 2017Diabetes
In the United States, 29.1 million people are living with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, and about 208,000 people younger than 20 years are living with diagnosed diabetes.