CONCLUSIONS: In PDR+ patients, cerebral microbleed prevalence was higher and seems part of generalized microangiopathy that may affect the skin and the brain.
Arch Intern Med — Abstract: Poor Glycemic Control in Diabetes and the Risk of Incident Chronic Kidney Disease Even in the Absence of Albuminuria and Retinopathy: Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, Dec 8/22, 2008, Bash et al. 168 (22): 2440
The more we know, the less we know. The study population is small, but the findings merit our collective attention. Think about these things the next time you are considering credits for the absence of retinopathy and/or albuminuria in a diabetic applicant.