Glycaemic threshold for diabetes-specific retinopathy among individuals from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Portugal.

  • Public Health Research
March 01, 2014 By:
  • Almdal TP
  • Handlos LN
  • Valerius M
  • Juul E
  • Nielsen KE
  • Vistisen D
  • Nielsen LB
  • Sheikh A
  • Belhadj M
  • Nadir D
  • Zinai S
  • Raposo J
  • Lund-Andersen H
  • Witte DR.

We studied the glycaemic threshold and prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in screen-detected diabetes in Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Portugal. The prevalence of diabetes-specific retinopathy started to increase at an HbA1c level of 6-6.4% (42-47 mmol/mol) and in individuals with HbA(1c) >7.0% the prevalence was 6.0%.

2014 Mar. Diabetes Res Clin Pract.103(3):e44-6. Epub 2014 Jan 14.
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