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17 years t1 diabetic scar on my right eye nerve damage and other things but yet still cannot change my mentality towards looking after myself how many people are like this

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16 Answers
Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I'm 13 1/2 years with it and only started looking after myself this year. Thankfully no major damage yet but it's starting

United Kingdom, GBR
Good catch it before it catches up with you I used to laugh at them and said nah I won't when they said you would end up like so n so not laughing now keep control of it

United Kingdom, GBR
I've had it 24 years and I'm almost 27 - I've halved my hba1c in a year and am in the process of having a lot if laser and have had two vitreous haemorrhages in the last two weeks and lost the...

United Kingdom, GBR
...sight in my right eye. I've found out this week that lowering your blood sugars too quickly can bring on retinopathy and you're advised to drop your % by 0.5-1 each month. Why was I not told this?

United Kingdom, GBR
I've had the scariest two months of my life...including when I had severe DKA!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Naw, you poor thing! My eyes are awful particularly in the morning. I have the beginnings of cataracts so glare gets me hard. I've noticed lately if my sugars are a little lower in the mornings

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
My eyes can't adjust to reading my computer screen for hours!

Prescott Valley, AZ
I wore glasses but only for reading prior to diagnosis 3 yrs ago but already my prescription has got a lot stronger and my eyesight has gotten a lot worse now I wear them all the time. Hate diabetes!

Prescott Valley, AZ
I've taken really good care of myself but it doesn't seem to make a difference, my immune system was platinum now it's horrendous and I'm ill most of the time. I don't drink/smoke and eat healthy too

Plainfield, IN
I'm 53 & has type 1 for 40 years. Don't get discouraged - diabetes can affect people all different ways. I've had years of depression & thankfully my eyes are still fine. I've finally decided that I

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