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#gbdoc question about retinal screening: has anyone ever been and *NOT* been told they have background retinopathy?

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have had screening but don't have it

Longview, TX
I am an eye doctor married to a type 1 diabetic. we do retinal photos on our diabetic patients. if your a1c runs high 9 plus over a long period you may get some leakage of blood vessels in your retina. There degrees of this. minor is usually not bad and just means you need better control of your A1C

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1972.
Littleton, MA
I didn't have background retinopathy for my 1st 10 years. I do now.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Southfield, MI
No retinopathy

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