Ok. I hate to bring up something scary, but since I've dealt with some - I wanted to know who else has had to deal with complications and mentally - how do you deal?
I've been diabetic about 21 years (I'm 27) and so far, I've had to have laser surgery on one eye due to renegade blood vessels that caused "floaters" in my vision. I also take pills to keep my blood pressure low. I also had a rare complication called a diabetic mastopathy - it's a hard, but painless mass that docs sometimes find in insulin-dependent women's breasts - I had to have surgery to remove it.
Other than that, I am ok (lol) and am working hard to get as healthy as possible. But, I won't lie - it's scary thinking about where my health will be in 10 years and people who are not diabetic who tell me it's easy to manage - well they frustrate me. So, I'm venting to those who can maybe understand where I'm coming from. :)