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Role and Function of Ophthalmologist in Diabetes Care

Ophthalmologists play an important role in preventing the complications of late-stage eye disease caused by diabetes. By routinely measuring blood pressure in all adult patients and providing education on healthy lifestyles, eye-care providers can contribute to early diagnosis, improved prognosis, and prevention of the complications of late-stage eye disease caused …

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Diabetic Cataract

What is Cataract? Cataract is the clouding or fogging of the normal clear lens of the eye. Lens is the organ that allows us to see and focus an image just like a camera. A camera with clear lens shall give a beautiful picture and vice versa. Diagram 1: Clear …

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Maggot Therapy

Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT) is one of the treatments used for treating non-healing wounds in diabetic patients. It uses live maggots (fly larvae) which have been disinfected (germ free) to treat the wound. Debridement is the removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the …

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Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Foot  It is important for diabetic patients to take care of their feet. There are many types of foot problems commonly occurring among diabetics such as : Athlete’s foot (a fungal infection) Calluses and corns (hardened areas of skin), Cuts and blisters, Bunions (enlargement of bone tissue around the …

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Retinopathy – When to contact your doctor about eye problems in diabetes?

Introduction                                                  Diabetes can cause a variety of eye problems, the most common being diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is defined as retinopathy (damage to the retina) caused by microvascular complications of diabetes. Other conditions associated with diabetes and the eye include cataracts, cornea abrasion, cornea ulcer, dry eyes,,glaucoma and ocular motor …

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Diabetic Foot Care

Foot care is an essential component of care for every diabetic in preventing the development of diabetic foot complications. The following are important elements in diabetic foot care : Good diabetes control Following a reasonable diabetic diet, good compliance with medications, checking your blood sugar regularly, exercising regularly, and maintaining …

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Cerebrovascular Disease

Introduction All diseases related to abnormal function of an artery (vessels that bring oxygen to the body) can be classified under a disease known as Macrovascular disease (disease of the large artery like artery to the heart called coronary artery and to the brain is cerebrovascular). Cerebrovascular complications make diabetic …

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