Anyone care to talk about Diabetes complications?... it's usually a taboo topic (downer topic) on most diabetes message boards but... I'm interested in hearing how long PWD have been living with their complications. It just might inspire someone newly diagnosed with a particular complication that it's not an immediate death sentence (like I thought mine were).
2002- (NPDR) I was diagnosed with "mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy." I have kept my blood sugars in a semi-normal range and luckily there has been no progression. It's been 9 years since my diagnosis.
2002- I was diagnosed with "Mild peripheral Neuropathy" in my lower/calf muscles. I thought I was literally going to be dead within six months when the Neurologist told me the EMG/NCS test result were positive for mild nerve damage. Here I am 9 years later with no progression, *smiles*....oh, and living a fantastic life.
I would love to hear from other PWD that have been living with complications (and for how long etc...). Don't be shy...