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Have you been a patient of Diabetes for more than 5 years? 4,5
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Is your hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test results coming over 7%? (HbA1c measures the amount of blood sugar (glucose) attached to haemoglobin) 4,6,7
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2 This symptom checker includes the main symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy and is designed to help you evaluate these potential symptoms. It can serve as a basis for discussion with your doctor. The symptom checker is not intended to be used to diagnose heart failure or to replacemedical advice. If you have diabetes, it’s important to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetic retinopathy may not have any symptoms at first-but finding it early can help you take steps to protect your vision and prevent becoming blind. Use our symptom checker to check your symptoms.You may also find it a useful tool to discuss your symptoms during an appointment with your doctor.

As per American Diabetes Association1, International Diabetes Federation 2, Vitreoretinal Society of India (VRSI) and All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) consensus3, patient with diabetes should follow below mentioned advice: Adults with type 1 diabetes should have an initial comprehensive dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist within 5 years after onset of diabetes and annually thereafter. Patients with type 2 diabetes should have an initial comprehensive dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist at the time of the diabetes diagnosis and annually thereafter. However, if you experience any of the below risk factors, you are at a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, the silent thief of sight.

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About the Initiative

India is the second-largest country in diabetes in the world with more than 77[1]IDF DIABETES ATLAS Ninth edition 2019 million suffering from the condition. About 53.1%[2]IDF DIABETES ATLAS Ninth edition 2019 of Indian diabetes patients are undiagnosed and an estimated 16.9%[3]IDF DIABETES ATLAS Ninth edition 2019 of Indians suffer from Diabetic Retinopathy a condition that causes vision loss or blindness. Network18's initiative in association with Novartis Netra Suraksha - India Against Diabetes is an attempt to raise awareness about Diabetic Retinopathy and protect India's vision.

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