A lot of T1D’s in the diabetes online community have names for their devices. I’ve always wanted cool names for my devices, and recently I’ve had some time to think about it, and I’ve come up with appropriate names. Although I’m 44 years old, I’m still just a kid, and so I named my devices after some favorite cartoon characters from my childhood. Their names have special meaning for each device, and I’ll do my best to explain that meaning here. Now here we go.…Continue
Added by richthediabetic on September 11, 2013 at 10:04am — No Comments
Ok, that phrase alone - proliferative diabetic retinopathy - has got to be sending a chill up anyone's spine who is a PWD like me. I've been racking my brain over this for about 48 hours since my diagnosis (Friday 7/29/11). It wasn't a surprising diagnosis. After all I have diabetes since 1989 (22 years this December) and it is a complication that as we get older (44 right now) comes with the…Continue
Added by twiddlemthumbs on January 8, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
I wrote a blog a few weeks ago at Diabetes1.org about my latest eye examination(s) . I've had a few interesting replies from others - some at the website - some via PM (been told my optic nerve could be swollen) - all in all - interesting feedback as to how well we can trust our doctors to detect problems that maybe we are more of aware of then they are (maybe due to lack of time with their patients -…Continue
Added by FatCatAnna on November 11, 2010 at 10:24am — No Comments
I have noticed many doctors or so called specialists especially the eye one's tend to treat me as if I was not there it is difficult to put into words but I often get the feeling they would like to be somewhere else take my last visit to the eye clinic at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
My appointment was for 3.20pm my wife and I arrived at 3pm always the chance they might see you earlier than your appointment, silly to think that way they never do, I had drops put…Continue
It's been 6 years since I caught the first sign of a problem with my health. Since then, I've had two children, countless visits to doctor's offices and walk-in clinics. I've even had two hospital stays. I've probably crossed paths with over 20 health professionals, yet it was a small-town optician who got it right in 2004. If only someone had listened to him....…
Added by Kelly on February 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Well, there I was….. At age 38 I was confronted with my 1st major complication… Cataracts.
This I must say, was an extremely difficult experience for me. Cataracts are in essence, the clouding of the eyes & also vision. There are a number of stages to cataracts. What made my case even more challenging, is that not only was its growth rapid, I was…Continue
Added by Loren on March 27, 2008 at 3:31am — No Comments