Some advice plese

By samiks82 Latest Reply 2012-08-07 10:58:56 -0500
Started 2012-07-19 22:24:22 -0500

Im almost 30 thve had t1d for 19 yrs now and i just lost the sight in my left eye in january. Things are stable now. But its hard dealing with my depression and neropathy ive had retanl detatchment 6 times now life is so fustrating living with all the dammage that i shouldve kept better control if my diabetes.

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Jccandals 2012-08-07 02:29:26 -0500 Report

Samiks82, I was also depressed with my diabetes onset, i had complications as a child although i was not diagnosed as diabetic but as hypoglycemic, I still had difficulties with trying to figure out what I was facing and why I could not just be as normal as everyone else. But truthfully, you are more aware now, where as others are not. Try to work on acceptance, it is key, were all here if you need us, I am type two but hubby is type one, we face our struggles together. You are not alone.

norcal4 2012-07-20 23:51:41 -0500 Report

I've had type one for 18 years and I'm 25. My retina hasn't detached but I have a lot of bleeds in my right eye. I'm too nervous to drive. I posted a discussion about this if you'd like to read it and talk. I just joined so anyone that is going through something similar I'd love to talk to

Jccandals 2012-08-07 02:23:54 -0500 Report

my husband also has childhood onset diabetes, we are now 40, he is type one i am type 2, we support one another. He has his eyes checked often and doc says he cannot see if it wasnt for his glasses. The driving for him has only been issue because of low blood sugars not because of his eyesight, he wears his glasses always and right now has better sight than me with them. I am actually finding out that my sight may be more problematic. My husbands doc told us that if the blood sugars become way too high then there are more chances that it will mess with the eyesight. So i think keeping those blood sugars lower are the key. You have been diagnosed for awhile, glad you joined the group.

samiks82 2012-08-07 10:09:49 -0500 Report

It has been a hard road for me. Being rebal againse my diabetes is now catching up to me. But im taking the aggressive aproach when it comes to my eyes n how im feeling.

cherylisfun 2012-07-20 04:27:55 -0500 Report

I can really relate to how you are feeling, I am only 32 and I too had some eye problems that started about 2 yrs ago. I had blood vessels that had busted in my eyes. My vision was very cloudy and I could actually see blood spots in my eyes. I also had severe swelling in the eyes. I got injections in my eyes for about 6months and then another 6 months of laser surgery after surgery. I now wear glasses only for driving my specialist is amazed at the turn around once I began insulin & started taking care of myself. Is there anything like this that could be of help to you?

samiks82 2012-07-20 03:17:17 -0500 Report

I need new recepies. On low carb hith protien. It helps control my bs and anemia.

jayabee52 2012-07-21 10:55:30 -0500 Report

The recipe section link may be found in the upper left hand quadrant of this page.

I have developed a meal plan which is low carb/ high protein which enabled me to use my naturally secreted insulin without the use of diabetes medications. If you are interested, you may take a look at it here ~

It may not work for you exactly the way it has worked for me since each of our diabetes situations is unique to ourselves, but it may be a help for you.

jayabee52 2012-07-19 22:47:50 -0500 Report

Regrets on the loss of sight! But you know what you need to do! Go ahead and determine you won't have any more losses and continue to manage your Diabetes well.

Please don't kick yourself, just start from where you are as your "new normal" and Kick your T1's butt!

I note in the tags you have "diet". Are you looking for suggestions regarding your meal planning (diet) ?

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