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What is Diabetes Retinopathy?

What is Diabetes Retinopathy?

“So you have to control what it is you're eating to reduce your glucose levels. And so that's, you know, a whole thing that ended up itself as a whole field of medicine that's all dedicated to nutrition. And a lot of what you guys are doing here in Yumlish is doing that. And that's really important.”

In this episode, Dr. Mitul Mehta talks about what is diabetes retinopathy. He dives into symptoms and treatment for diabetes retinopathy and how opthamologists and other healthcare providers can better support individuals with diabetes before their presentation with the disease. Tune in to learn more about diabetic retinopathy prevention and management. 

Dr.Mehta teaches medical students, residents and fellows how to diagnose and treat diseases of the retina including diabetes mellitus, specializing in vitreoretinal surgery. He also co-founded an augmented reality visual aid company called Eyedaptic that makes devices to help people with retinal disease see better. 


“So you have to control what it is you're eating to reduce your glucose levels. And so that's, you know, a whole thing that ended up itself as a whole field of medicine that's all dedicated to nutrition. And a lot of what you guys are doing here in Yumlish is doing that. And that's really important.”


Question of the Day: What did you learn from today’s episode?


On Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 

Why Diabetes can Cause Eye Problems

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy 

Role of Ophthalmologists in Caring for Patients with Diabetes

Treatment and Prevention for Diabetes Retinopathy


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Key Points: 


0:00-Intro with Shireen!


2:45-What is diabetes retinopathy?


3:45-Why do individuals with diabetes tend to have eye problems? What is the connection between diabetes and retinopathy?


5:22-What are some clinical signs and symptoms of diabetes retinopathy that individuals with diabetes should pay attention to?


8:10-What treatments exist for diabetes retinopathy?


12:30-How can ophthalmologists and other clinicians help with diabetes retinopathy prevention? What can be done to better identify at-risk patients before disease development? 


13:17-How can individuals reduce their risk for developing diabetes retinopathy?


17:09-How can our listeners connect with you and learn more about your work?


18:12-Outro with Shireen!

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