New Frontiers in the Detection & Management of Diabetic Retinopathy

AdminWolf

Site Administrator & Tech Lead
Staff member
Feb 24, 2001
15,260
2,751
113
School/Org
University of Michigan Medical School
City
Lake Oswego
State
OR
cewire2018-logo-outline-300-1.png

50 COPE-Approved Credits, Online Through May 1st!
Virtual Exhibit Hall, with deep vendor discounts. Join us!
Register Here


New Frontiers in the Detection & Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE
Craig Thomas, OD

This course will consider both the vascular and neurodegenerative components of diabetic retinopathy. Technologies applicable to early detection of both will be considered, along with specific strategies designed to prevent or mitigate each.

Earn 2 COPE credits for watching this video at CEwire2018!
 

AdminWolf

Site Administrator & Tech Lead
Staff member
Feb 24, 2001
15,260
2,751
113
School/Org
University of Michigan Medical School
City
Lake Oswego
State
OR
Thanks again to Drs. Chous and Thomas for recording this lecture!

We tried to get it recorded for the 'live' portion of CEwire2018, but technical difficulties with the audio required us to go back to the drawing board -- We were finally all able to catch up with each other in person at Vision Expo East, so we opened the laptop and went to work between classes at the event.

Because this talk was so much fun, I've posted the ENTIRE lecture here for ODwire.org members to view. If you register for CEwire2018, you can get 2 COPE credits when you complete the course.

Enjoy!

Editor's note: To clarify...complete the course and pass the quiz which is a requirement by state boards for on line courses.
 

A. Paul Chous

Member
Mar 21, 2018
4
1
3
School/Org
UCB
City
Tacoma
State
WA
Really enjoyed creating and delivering this talk with Dr. Craig Thomas - takesway: there is often evidence of diabetes induced retinal compromise that goes undetected by conventional means and which can be mitigated by novel therapies.
 

A. Paul Chous

Member
Mar 21, 2018
4
1
3
School/Org
UCB
City
Tacoma
State
WA
what novel therapies are you referring to?

Prompt correction of post-prandial hyperglycemia via continuous glucose monitoring using vinegar, newly approved fast acting insulin aspart (Fiasp), IM rather than SC injection and high intensity interval training; oral fenofibrate therapy; multicomponent nutraceuticals (DiVFuSS formula) and of course more agresdive prevention and reversal of diabetes via carbohydrate restriction and alternate daily fasting.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Frederick Frost

Lloyd Pate

Well-Known Member
Jun 1, 2002
24,699
6,999
113
School/Org
UHCO
City
Houston
State
TX
Prompt correction of post-prandial hyperglycemia via continuous glucose monitoring using vinegar, newly approved fast acting insulin aspart (Fiasp), IM rather than SC injection and high intensity interval training; oral fenofibrate therapy; multicomponent nutraceuticals (DiVFuSS formula) and of course more agresdive prevention and reversal of diabetes via carbohydrate restriction and alternate daily fasting.
Why wouldn't you treat all diabetics that way before they developed problems?
 

A. Paul Chous

Member
Mar 21, 2018
4
1
3
School/Org
UCB
City
Tacoma
State
WA
Why wouldn't you treat all diabetics that way before they developed problems?

Exactly correct - we should.
As a side comment, remember that every diabetes clinical practice guideline (ADA, AACE, AADE, AAO, AOA) recommends we not refer to people with diabetes as “diabetics” (there are only a few conditions whereby we identify patients AS their diagnosis: albinism, epilepsy, leprosy diabetes —/ why don’t we call patients macular degenerates? I think because it’s more obviously
 

A. Paul Chous

Member
Mar 21, 2018
4
1
3
School/Org
UCB
City
Tacoma
State
WA
Exactly correct - we should.
As a side comment, remember that every diabetes clinical practice guideline (ADA, AACE, AADE, AAO, AOA) recommends we not refer to people with diabetes as “diabetics” (there are only a few conditions whereby we identify patients AS their diagnosis: albinism, epilepsy, leprosy diabetes —/ why don’t we call patients macular degenerates? I think because it’s more obviously
Offensive
 

Paul Farkas

Administrator
Staff member
Dec 28, 2000
75,927
3,516
113
www.odwire.org
School/Org
Columbia University / PCO
City
Lake Oswego
State
OR
Thanks Paul, this is true -- defining someone by their disease is dehumanizing (i don't want to be called a "stress ulcer". :) )
AAAARGH...another area to watch what you say for political correctness

What to call someone addicted to alcohol? Alcoholic is so easy. ;)

OK back to topic!
 

Lloyd Pate

Well-Known Member
Jun 1, 2002
24,699
6,999
113
School/Org
UHCO
City
Houston
State
TX
Thanks Paul, this is true -- defining someone by their disease is dehumanizing (i don't want to be called a "stress ulcer". :) )
It is a heck of a lot easier to type diabetic than " patient with diabetes". I am going to take the short cut here among peers. You can lecture me if I treat patients that way.
 

AdminWolf

Site Administrator & Tech Lead
Staff member
Feb 24, 2001
15,260
2,751
113
School/Org
University of Michigan Medical School
City
Lake Oswego
State
OR
Very good presentation about the two main aspects of diabetic damage. With diabetes being so much more common than many other diseases this is a subject all of us should be focusing on.

This one is indeed very engaging. It is interesting how diabetes has evolved over the last decade.