Prevalence and associations of diabetic retinopathy in a large cohort of prediabetic subjects: the Gutenberg Health Study.

@article{Lamparter2014PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and associations of diabetic retinopathy in a large cohort of prediabetic subjects: the Gutenberg Health Study.},
  author={Julia Lamparter and Philipp Raum and Norbert Pfeiffer and Tunde Peto and Ren{\'e} H{\"o}hn and Heike Maria Elflein and Philipp S Wild and Andreas Schulz and Astrid Schneider and A. Vajhi Mirshahi},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={482-7}
}
AIMS To evaluate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy/maculopathy (DR/DMac) and its associations with cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) in participants with prediabetes (PwPD) in a large European cohort within the population-based Gutenberg Health Study (GHS). METHODS The study was based on a sub-cohort of the GHS (n=5,000, age: 35-74 y). Prediabetes was diagnosed according to HbA1c levels (5.7-6.4%). DR/DMac was graded from fundus photographs. Blood samples and comprehensive questionnaires… CONTINUE READING
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