Rapid control of blood sugar leads to initial increase in diabetic retinopathy

Intensive blood sugar control in patients with diabetes may lead to an increased initial rate of diabetic retinopathy over a 90-day period.
“Though small in size, our study confirmed the results of previous larger studies showing that intensive glycemic control initially worsens DR before improvement is observed,” Manuel F. Colon, a medical student at Temple University, Philadelphia, said at the virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.
Nine of the initially selected 21 patients with diabetes completed the study. The mean age of the patients was 50 years.

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