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Table 1 Definitions used in the Study

From: Albuminuria and Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Sankara Nethralaya Diabetic Retinopathy Epidemiology And Molecular Genetic Study (SN-DREAMS, report 12)

Sno Variable Definition
1 Albuminuria The patient was considered to have normoalbuminuria, if Urinary Albumin Excretion (UAE) was < 30 mg/24 hour; microalbuminuria, if UAE was 30-300 mg/24 hours, and macroalbuminuria if UAE was >300 mg/24 hours
2 Diabetes Mellitus Persons with known diabetes were those who were using either oral anti-glycemic drugs or insulin or both. Persons with newly-diagnosed diabetes were those who had their fasting blood glucose level ≥110 mg/dl on two separate days.
3 Non-sight threatening Diabetic Retinopathy Non-sight threatening diabetic retinopathy included cases of mild or moderate non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy.21
4 Sight-threatening Diabetic Retinopathy Sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (Referable diabetic retinopathy) was defined as severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and clinically significant macular edema.21