Misión de Alcance a Sacaba, Cochabamba, Bolivia

~ Dr. Anthony Maida, Coordinador, proyecto #BOLDR, Cochabamba, Bolivia   Para este alcance, el 12 de mayo de 2018, tuvimos la oportunidad de interactuar con la comunidad de Sacaba, una ciudad ubicada a 13 kilómetros al este de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Tiene una población de 172,466 según el último censo en 2017.   Hicimos

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers identify new target for abnormal blood vessel growth in the eyes

A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced diabetic eye disease. According to a report published online in Diabetes, the transcription factor RUNX1 was found in abnormal retinal blood vessels, and by inhibiting

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Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

The Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Andrés Díaz-López, from Rovira i Virgili University in Reus, Spain, and colleagues conducted a post hoc analysis of a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes participating in the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study. Patients with type 2 diabetes

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A child's eyes being examined

When do you recommend eye exam for a child with type 1 diabetes?

A new study suggests that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings

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