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Getting eyes checked.

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by samson, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. samson

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    Saw this article today and (pun intended) found it to be eye-opening.
    Our son is just a little one and we thought these complications were likely years away, but this is more motivation to ensure he gets an annual eye checkup to look for early signs of retinopathy.
    Diabetic eye disease is a growing problem for youth
     
  2. wilf

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    Thanks for posting this.

    We all do everything we reasonably can to keep A1Cs in the target range, and that is the best way to address this and other potential complications.
     
  3. Butterfly Betty

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    My daughter was getting yearly eye exams before her diagnosis. She was out in bifocals a few months beforehand. And they always dilate her eyes, too.
     
  4. samson

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    I agree. But it seems like retinopathy is something that is effectively treated if caught early, so it seems like it's still a good idea to get regular eye checks for it. I'm not sure if diagnosing retinopathy requires extra beyond the usual comprehensive eye exam though.
     

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