The Canadian Diabetes Association has unveiled a Diabetes Charter for Canada, laying out what it believes are the rights and responsibilities of patients, governments, health care providers and schools.
New research has revealed that diabetes-related eye disease is no longer the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. The data comes from a study published in BMJ Open which examined the causes of blindness in people aged 16 to 64 in England and Wales. Experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London looked at the number of people registered as blind in the year 1999/2000 and compared it with data from the 2009/10.
Its not unusual to have a patient in the ED, on the ward, or in outpatient treatment areas, who have symptoms or sequellae of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). They come to us now either totally unaware or not understanding of their diagnosis or else...
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Endocrinology | Differences in eye exams, including screening and monitoring for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetes, have persisted during the past 10 years among racial and ethnic groups, according to research published in Diabetes Care. Researchers call for the need for national programs to improve eye care among minority populations with diabetes. “Patient, provider, and health care system