Retinopathy w/ good control

(Audrey) #1

Hi, friends.

I’ve had T1DM for 7 years now, and since I was diagnosed my A1c has been 5.5-6.7. In the last year I’ve let it run a little higher a few times (work, stress, some other health issues), but still stayed w/in goal with my A1c. Just learned today I have mild retinopathy of my left eye. Feeling pretty down about it, because it’s only been seven years and I feel like I really try to take good care of myself. (Y’all know how challenging that can be.)

Anyone else with a similar experience, or general words of wisdom or encouragement?

Thanks, y’all.