What does sitting in a hotel room in Saigon on a weekend do to one who has a recently cyclical obsession over their state of health after 32 years of Type 1?
First and foremost the internet is not always your friend. It will cause heart palpitations if you do not filter the info you read. It will cause you to look for counter info. For example, I found a sentence in my research into progression rates for Type 1 diabetics from NPDR to PDR in their lifetime. Why? Because I am afraid and a masochist at the same time.
It stated something along the lines : 72% of Type 1 Diabetics will get PDR over their lifetime....
Wait... what? This does not jive with the current info I have elsewhere, where it is said that PDR has gone from a rate of 25% down to 9% from 2005-2007 studies.
By putting this line into a search I found the original article it was cited from,which said:
WITH POOR CONTROL 72% of Type 1 Diabetics will get PDR over their lifetime.
Ok... I am in NO way saying PDR is a result of poor control only because it is obvious to anyone with a brain that genetic factors play a huge role as well. As do a number of other factors we do and don't have control over. BUT it is things like this that cause me to wonder why there is not a definitive website out there that could filter all the general stats we find and dissect it to understandable, objective and usable info for those of us who simply want the knowledge without the trauma.