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Re: [IP] Re: ivision lost/blindness & managing with the pump ?



My endo told me the same thing and sure enough within 6 months of going
on the pump, I had 6 laser surgeries and vitrectomy.

Janice

John Kinsley wrote:
> 
> 
> starting the pump it MAY not be healthy for your eyes.  There is documented
> evidence that significant and rapid improvement in blood sugar control
> worsens diabetic retinopathy.  It is often a temporary worsening that might
> be avoided by establishing tighter control more slowly so the eyes have time
> to adjust.  I hope I am not intruding but it might be worth discussing with
> them.  I hope your vision continues to improve.
> 
> John Kinsley
> Type 1 - 1956
> MM 507 -  6/9/98
> 
> > Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 05:32:54 -0400
> > From: Cocuzza <email @ redacted>
> > Subject: [IP] vision lost/blindness & managing with the pump ?
> >
> > Hello everyone, I would like any kind of insight on using the insulin
> > pump and being visually impared.  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.  Friday scared the daylights out of
> > me and I know its reality that someday I may be totally blind and I just
> > wanted to know if there is anyone out there on the insulin pump who is
> > visually impared and how you managed.  What kind of devices and such are
> > there to help.  I called the Commission of the blind today and they
> > really didn't have much to say about the insulin pump and help so I
> > called Mini Med.  I really didn't get much information except the basics
> > except to buy a magnifying lobe w/ light and then to use the audio sound
> > to deliver insulin, but we all know there is alot more to just
> > delivering insulin.  I just wanted to get any information that I could
> > just in case it gets worse, hopefully it will keep improving.
> >
> > If at all possible please email me directly, therefore my husband can
> > retrieve my messages and print them out for me to read.  Trying to
> > explain to him how to get to this website and chat is a chore in itself.
> >  Gotta love him.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Lisa
> 
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