Eyes on Diabetes

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Today is World Diabetes Day! Also known as Frederick Banting’s birthday (born in 1891).  Banting is the one that discovered insulin so he is the reason that I am alive (besides my mom and dad’s contributions).

Thanks Google for helping to spread diabetes awareness

Thanks Google for helping to spread diabetes awareness

This year’s theme/log/tagline? is Eyes on Diabetes.  I have been totally MIA not only in the Diabetes Blogosphere lately but also with keeping an eye on my diabetes (my blood sugars are horrible!) so I thought I’d tackle a new post taking today’s topic literally.

Wearing blue for Diabetes Awareness today

Wearing blue for Diabetes Awareness today

Back in September I had an appointment with my ophthalmologist to check up on my eyes.  After my first pregnancy, I developed moderate diabetic retinopathy.  So I was really nervous about getting pregnant a second time and how the pregnancy would affect my eyes.  I was really nervous heading to the appointment, hoping that my eyes didn’t suffer more damage with the second pregnancy.

Luckily, I got great news.  The hemorrhaging had stopped and while my eyes still have moderate diabetic retinopathy, they didn’t get worse with the second pregnancy.  I still need to worry about my eyes and blood sugars going forward, especially since I have had a really hard time postpartum keeping my blood sugars under control.  But I am very thankful that they weren’t affected by the second pregnancy.

Arrows show where bleeding was in 2015 but where it stopped in 2016

Arrows show where bleeding was in 2015 but where it stopped in 2016


One thought on “Eyes on Diabetes

  1. It is a great post. Thank you for the awareness.

    This item has been referred to the TUDiabetes Blog page for the week of November 7, 2016

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