Diabetics With Eye Problems


Diabetics With Eye Problems

If you have diabetes and have had eye complications or you are legally blind as a result of diabetes, join this group.

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Comment by Susan on July 26, 2012 at 12:50am

Thank you so much for your advice. Which color pump do you have?

Comment by earthling on July 24, 2012 at 7:00am

Hi Susan. I use an Animas Ping, and find the black screen with white letters and yellow highlighting easier to see, except outdoors in sunlight. Screen is large too.

Comment by Susan on July 23, 2012 at 9:57pm

Does anyone recommend a particular insulin pump/insulin delivery system for someone with visual limitations???

Comment by shoshana27 on May 16, 2012 at 11:23am

dear randy,your comment to wrinkled retina was helpful,thanks.
is that why my eyes feel gluey at the outer corners?

Comment by Randall Wong, M.D. on May 16, 2012 at 11:13am

Dear Earthling and VikkiToria,

Wrinkled retina's are commonly known as epiretinal membranes. They frequently are found in normal, healthy eyes and also in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

In most cases, the "wrinkling" is benign, but may cause decreased vision and/or distortion.

The membrane, in non-diabetic retinopathy related cases, is due to an overproduction of a protein from normal cells resident on the surface of the retina.

Like dried "Elmer's Glue" on your hand, the ERM can be peeled off surgically.

Hope this was more helpful than confusing,


Comment by VikkiToria on May 16, 2012 at 10:57am

I don't know if wrinkled retina's or shrivelled up ones are the same, but my left eye retina shriveled up at the end of last year. I have had 3 operations on my eye, and for some reason it seems like it has straightened out all by itself. Perhaps there is still hope that yours will do the same? Just make sure those sugars are under controll. My A1C has been 6.5 for the last 10 months. Best of luck!

Comment by earthling on May 16, 2012 at 9:27am

Oh dear. I am so sorry. Wrinkled retinas?? Seriously? Bad enough that our faces and bodies crinkle up, but now it's our retinas as well? Set that iron on low, Shoshana! Our retinas are fried enough as it is :-(
What is it like to look through wrinkled retinas?

Comment by shoshana27 on May 16, 2012 at 6:24am

i just found out that i have wrinkled retinas.doc said if i find out what causes it
& what to do about it i should get the NOBEL PRICE & let him know.in the meantime i will take out the iron which i haven't used for years &......do some ironing...lol...

Comment by earthling on May 12, 2012 at 11:18am

Oops always hit comment before I write anything. Anyway, for me a dark background with white or yellow letters is easy to see, like the screen on my Animas pump.

Comment by earthling on May 12, 2012 at 11:17am


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