Dr. David Greenman discusses the different types of eye-related complications associated with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
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Diabetes Eye Risk Diabetes & eyes: Question: Am I more likely to develop eye complications if I have Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes? Dr. David Greenman: So there are two forms of diabetes which is Type 1 and Type 2 and Type 1 diabetics sort of it has to do with too much of blood sugar too much sugar floating around in the blood and Type 1 diabetics you are unable to posses any other blood sugar they don't make any insulin so the sugar Is not able to be brought into the cell to be processed. In Type 2 diabetics they make some insulin they are able to process some of the blood sugar so we would expect the Type 1 diabetics to have more severe or early complications with the diabetes then the type two diabetic and what we doesn't kind of and as you seen having this viscose in every logic study of diabetic retinopathy but there we saw a over of 20 of period that Type 1 diabetics 90% there is always develop some form of retinopathy. Whereas, Type 2 diabetics only 60% however both groups that they all get some more retinopathy that doesn't mean that Type 2 diabetic giving 20 candy bars a day can match the uncontrolled complications with the Type 1 diabetics were in both groups need to really just control their blood sugars very, very important.