Vision loss during the first 6 years after diabetes diagnosis according to all statistically significant predictors at diagnosis except fasting triglycerides and self-rated health. The curves are defined by medians of decimal acuity (interquartile ranges) at diagnosis and 6 years later. a Diabetic retinopathy: no retinopathy (green); microaneurysms only (blue); further retinopathy (red). b Age-related macular degeneration: no (green); yes (red). c Cataract: no (green); yes (red). d Age, years: 40- < 60 (green); 60- < 70 (blue); ≥ 70 (red). e Living alone: no (green); yes (red). f Physical activity: moderate/high (green); low (red).