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[IP] vision lost/blindness & managing with the pump?

> When I woke up this past Friday, I was
> devestated.  I could not see.  I lost my right eye to diabetic retin.
> last year, so all I was depening on was my left.  I went on the inuslin
> pump in May and love it.  I've been constantly to the eye doctor to keep
> a close eye on my vision and until friday I was at a very good
> standstill.  It seems I now have a hemorage in my eye, which thank the
> heaven above, my sight has been improving.  At least now I can read my
> glucose machine and my insulin pump.  > Lisa

My heart goes out to you. My vision went from 20/40 to 20/200 in 3 wks
time - then within a few months was 20/400. That was beginning 9/96. I was
sent to a wonderful specialist in diseases in vitreous and retina in
Indianapolis. I had a vitrectomy 5/97 (Sara Smarty Pants just had one done
in NYC), as have many on this list. You mentioned eye doctor. I sure hope
you are seeing a SPECIALIST who can do all he/she can to restore your sight.
My ophthalmologist sent me to this dr. since he could not handle a
vitrectomy and an ophthalmologist IS a specialist in eyes. You need THE BEST
for yourself!
See you later,
Jan (61 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM 507C 3/99)

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