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New Tools Calculate Absolute Risk for Blindness, Amputation in Adults with Diabetes

Posted on November 20, 2015

According to research in The BMJ, two new algorithms can accurately calculate the absolute risk during a 10-year period for developing blindness or needing limb amputation, two potentially serious complications for men and women living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The risk calculator takes into account multiple factors including age, type and duration of diabetes, smoking status, HbA1c, BMI, BP, hypertension, and known CVD. Here is the link to an online version of the calculator: http://qdiabetes.org/amputation-blindness/index.php