I went to the eye doctor last week and he told me i had the beginnings of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy. i was floored, as ive only been type 1 for about four years, and aside from the last 6 months with a1cs of 7.3 and 7.1, ive always been in the 5s and 6s.
of course, i immediately googled this complication and it seems that it is common and doesnt necessarily mean that it will progress to complete blindness, etc.
so, i just was curious, what was your first complication? when did it appear? what had your a1cs been like? have you been able to slow/stop progress of said complication?
i was at my doc in june for the results of my last a1c-down to 7.1 from 7.3 in march-not great. i said to her that i wished i was still as scared as i had been at the very beginning, that it was much easier when i was absolutely sh*tting myself. well, now im that scared again!