I'm worried about my cousin - losing her eyesight

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I'm worried about my cousin - losing her eyesight


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Old 05-18-2018, 14:06   #1
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My cousin, who is only 24 years old, is losing her eyesight due to t1 complications. I'm worried, because she's such a cool girl. Shes the only one who seems to fully understand what I'm going through. Like yeah, her mom and my mom feel FOR us, but only other diabetics can feel WITH us, you know?
She is in college. She wanted to become a doctor or surgeon, I forget which. Now she has to change her major.
I am terrified that this will happen to me.

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My cousin, who is only 24 years old, is losing her eyesight due to t1 complications. I'm worried, because she's such a cool girl. Shes the only one who seems to fully understand what I'm going through. Like yeah, her mom and my mom feel FOR us, but only other diabetics can feel WITH us, you know?
She is in college. She wanted to become a doctor or surgeon, I forget which. Now she has to change her major.
I am terrified that this will happen to me.

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Sorry to hear about that doodlebug. That's probably my biggest fear as a long term type 1 - losing my eye sight. One of the reasons why I go see the ophthalmologist twice a year.

Sounds like you share the same fear and who can blame you! I was first told that this could happen to me when I was 5 years old - not what a 5 year old wants to hear.

Hopefully the Doctors will be able to use laser surgery to restore or preserve her sight. From what I understand, It's a fairly standard procedure in this day and age.

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To put it mildly ... that sucks! ... glad you have each other for support. 24 is just too young to be "falling apart". Hopefully something can be done before it gets worse. Keep us posted

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