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Study IDs risk factors tied to diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy

Korean researchers evaluated data on 604 adults with type 2 diabetes and found the progression of diabetic nephropathy was significantly predicted by A1C variability and a higher triglyceride to HDL cholesterol ratio and was more likely in those with greater insulin use, older age and frequent smoking. The findings in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation also revealed those with diabetic retinopathy progression had longer diabetes duration, greater insulin use, hypertension and higher A1C levels and body mass index, compared with those who did not show progression.

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