Latest Endo Appointment

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Last Friday, I had my latest endocrinologist appointment. I went into the appointment nervous because I’ve really let my diabetes care slack the last few months. While I have been testing pretty frequently, I haven’t been uploading my CGM data to review so I haven’t been making any necessary adjustments. I also haven’t been sleeping very well and I think that is wreaking havoc on my blood sugars because the lack of sleep makes my blood sugars higher and I snack a lot more when I’m tired which also contributes to higher blood sugars.



Breastfeeding and Eye Dilation

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The last couple of posts I’ve shared have been about my scary experience recently with diabetic retinopathy.  Luckily, it wasn’t as scary as the first doctor made me think but I still have moderate diabetic retinopathy. I went from having perfect eyes to essentially having stage 2 out of 4 on the retinopathy scale.  I […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Part 2

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As I mentioned in my post last week, my eye doctor appointment didn’t go very well.  I was seeing a blurry spot in my vision, which prompted the doctor visit and at the appointment, the doctor threw out some scary words-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, and hemorrhages. It was a Friday afternoon and I had […]


Diabetic Retinopathy – Part 1

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I went 21 years “complication-free” from diabetes.  Sure, I had a few issues pop up from time to time, but never any of the hot buzz words that go along with diabetes like diabetic neuropathy, diabetic nephropathy or diabetic retinopathy.  However two months ago, I found out I could no longer say I was complication-free. […]