On My Return From Blindness – A Repost

A wonderful description of diabetic retinopathy and what can be done about it in some cases. But, do you really want to lose your sight? Really? You don’t have to, you know. You can control your Diabetes and achieve A1c goals. The closer you are to ‘normal,’ the more the risk of any complications are reduced.

What do you say? Is that extra food or extra weight really worth the cost of your sight? You can win your War On Diabetes!

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On the 4th anniversary of my return from blindness – May 5

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This morning I had my yogurt and coffee in the lanai on a nice, rainy day watching sand hill cranes for the first time in what seemed like a very  long time.

Yesterday my daughter delivered me to the outpatient surgical center at our local regional medical center at 5 30 AM for a scheduled vitrectomy of my eyes two hours later.  The day was here.

Bleeding  into the interior vitreous of my eyes had resulted in blindness.  They were so filled with blood and debris that they were virtually unusable.  I could not see the screen of my giant TV.  It was dark.  This is how long term diabetics go blind.

Suddenly while watching t.v. streaks appeared in my vision; it was streaks of blood inside of my eyes – both of them at once.  The streaks of…

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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