An overlooked diabetes in a relatively young patient

Un diabete trascurato in un paziente relativamente giovane

  • Sandro Inchiostro UO di Medicina Generale e Pronto Soccorso, Ospedale di Borgo Valsugana, Trento - Italy
Keywords: Type 2 diabetes, Diabetic retinopathy, Empagliflozin, ACE inhibitors


In the second decade of the 2000s, it is still possible, in an industrial country like Italy, that relatively young people with type 2 diabetes are referred to a diabetologist with complications already underway, due to neglecting the disease for lack of awareness and for refusal to accept the disease. We report the case of a patient, referred to the diabetologist by the ophthalmologist who diagnosed severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy and bilateral macular edema (Diabetology).

How to Cite
InchiostroS. (2018). An overlooked diabetes in a relatively young patient. AboutOpen, 4(1), 73-79.