I have retinopathy in both eyes after 27 years of type 1 diabetes. My retina specialist has been working for two years to get the situation under control. I have had multiple laser treatments in both eyes, multiple injections in both eyes and a vitrectomy in one eye. The eye bleeds just never end. I'm now on a regimen of injections every three months to keep the new blood vessels at bay. The doctor says he hopes to one day get them under control, but you can't prove it by me. Anyone else dealing with this situation, years of on-going eye bleeds? I feel like I'm the only one. Very frightening and frustrating.
I always consider "tight control" to be "normal" BG, like Dr. Bernstein recommends. 6.2 is a shade higher than that, although it's certainly an accomplishment with any sort of diabetes. I don't have that or any other "major" complications but I've had a few weird things as I've aged to 45. Hair loss on lower extremities, one toe seems to get roughed up in the winter more, etc. They don't find anything on my eyes but I'm always leery of going there. I figure that anything I can push is worth it.
Normal as in 'non-diabetic' range. 4-5.
My A1C average is 5.5 to 5.9 in year
Acidrock makes good comments.
I also take my vitamin supplements ( lutein et all) and watch my numbers and diet like a hawk.
I have heard comments about some Doctors doing eye retinopy see there business dropping dramatically after metformin introduction.
Beyond that - no other comments but dread going just the same.