What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy And Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent It?

Question: What causes diabetic retinopathy and is there anything I can do to prevent it?

< Answer: Well obviously, diabetes causes diabetic retinopathy, and the two most important factors in whether you get diabetic retinopathy or not is: how long you've had your diabetes, and how well you control your diabetes. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are also important risk factors in causing the retinopathy. The very best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is to take good care of yourself, and excellent control of diabetes is very important and can really help prevent retinopathy in many people, and it's also important to control your blood pressure and your blood fat levels.

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