I have been living with type 1 diabetes for almost 30 years. I know that is a very long time (remember urine strip testing?) and fortunately I have remained complication free. Up until now. Some of the things that I fear the most are beginning to happen. And it seems all at once. I was diagnosed with the start of neuropathy in my feet recently. I will have an NCV to confirm that in the next month or two. I started treatment for mild gastroparesis about two months ago. And next week I will be making my first visit to a retina specialist due to a deposit on my macula that was detected at my semi-annual check-up with my ophthalmologist.
Those of us who have diabetes know the possibilities that may lie ahead. And we do everything we can to believe that they won’t happen to us. So to hear those possbilitiles becoming realites, is a bit unnerving. Right now these are little things that are not the cause for alarm but more, things that I need to monitor. But it scares me half to death that these things could progress. Or that other things could start happening. I know that early detection is crucial in diagnosing and treating diabetes complications. And even stopping the progress of them. I know that now more than ever I need to manage my BG as tightly as possible. So with that knowledge, I’m not going to let these obstacles get me down. I’m going to do everything in my power to manage them. And not let my worst fears come true.
And on a happier note, I want to wish my beautiful niece a very happy 4th birthday!!! 🙂