We evaluated the association of oral contraceptive use with the presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy, hypertension, and glycosylated hemoglobin in women of childbearing age who have diabetes. Neither current or past use nor number of years of use of oral contraceptives was associated with severity of retinopathy, hypertension, or current glycosylated hemoglobin. In conclusion, further study of various birth control methods in young women of childbearing age should be considered.
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Short Reports| August 01 1990
Oral Contraceptives in Women With Diabetes
Barbara EK Klein, MD, MPH;
Scot E Moss, MA;
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Barbara E.K. Klein, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792.
Barbara EK Klein, Scot E Moss, Ronald Klein; Oral Contraceptives in Women With Diabetes. Diabetes Care 1 August 1990; 13 (8): 895–897. https://doi.org/10.2337/diacare.13.8.895
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