Diabetes Voice

Diabetes Voice is the quarterly magazine of IDF. It covers the latest developments in diabetes care, education, prevention, research, health policy and economics, as well as themes related to living with diabetes. Diabetes Voice goes to the heart of issues that are crucial to all those who can further the promotion of diabetes care, prevention, and a cure worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Douglas Villarroel (Bolivia)
Editor: Elizabeth Snouffer (USA)

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Issue: September 2016
Section: Diabetes views

Early detection and timely treatment can prevent or delay diabetic retinopathy

The increased prevalence of diabetes means that more and more people are also developing diabetes complications, such as diabetic retinopathy. It is important that health practitioners and people with diabetes are aware of the potential of developing diabetic retinopathy and the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of visual impairment. Blindness from diabetic retinopathy is largely avoidable but it does require greater awareness of the need for early detection and timely treatment.

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