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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I’m a newbie here, & am very grateful that I can discuss my situation with you guys. It’s nice to be talking with people who can relate to my Diabetes. I was diagnosed with Diabetic Macular Edema on my left eye last week by my Retina specialist (I have 20/40 on my left eye, 20/20 on the...
  2. Diabetes Complications
    I found this slideshow at WebMD especially interesting and informative especially as it illustrates and discusses eye problems caused by diabetes: Pictures of Eye Problems: Images of Farsightedness, Nearsightedness, Cataracts, and More
  3. New Member Introductions
    Mostly a lurker which probably explains why I can't post a profile. So here goes: I'll be 66 next month. I was dx'd with type 2 in 1996. I maintained normal bg's using diet and exercise until 2012 when it went out of control. ( I couldn't get it below 200 no matter what I did. My A1C was over...
  4. Diabetes Complications
    Advanced complications do not have to mean transplant lists and blindness. The following treatment will soon be available commercially. Diabetics need to be aware that it exists. Some insurances cover it, medicare does not. We need to lobby our insurance companies and medicare to cover it...
  5. Diabetes Complications
    First of all, I'm 31 and have been diabetic since I was 7, so I guess I'm overdue for this. I went to the opthalmologist in June and was told they wanted to do further tests; went back in September and found out my retinopathy (which has been mild for about four or five years now) is rapidly...
  6. Diabetes Treatment
    After 35 years of brittle Type 1 diabetes, I suffer with chronic diabetic complications. Name it, I have it. The most lethal is kidney failure. Last February I was told I would have to start dialysis, immediately. Dialysis is the treatment I most wanted to avoid. I came to this area to...
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