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Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease, & Retinopathy

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Among people with type 1 diabetes, having celiac disease for more than 10 years appears to be a risk factor for developing diabetic retinopathy. Based on their findings, the Swedish research team suggested that long-standing celiac disease in patients with type 1 diabetes warrants intense monitoring for diabetic retinopathy.

Abstract: National Institutes of Health, September 10, 2012 (online).

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