One of the biggest roadblocks to patients getting treated for their diabetes is that they’re scared. Sometimes people just don’t want to find out the answer and they’re concerned that they won’t be able to handle the news or something. First of all – there may not be anything wrong at all. The vast majority of people with diabetes don’t even have problems. Certainly, you don’t know if you’re the one that does but if you treat it early, you should be able to do something to really help you. Patients that are well controlled tend to do very well. Patients that have very limited access to health care or haven’t been taking care of themselves for whatever reason (maybe they’re just really busy) – those are the people that we’re more concerned about and tend to see more widespread diabetic eye disease.
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