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).
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 […]
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. […]