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Re: [IPk] eye stuff

Di ,
Have you had any laser therapy to stabilise your proliferative retinopathy ?
I strongly advise that you speak to your diabetologist and opthalmic
specialist immediately about this issue .
You may require additional treatment to prevent bleeds .

Call me if you need help .
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: IP- UK <email @ redacted>
Date: 04 May 1999 16:18
Subject: [IPk] eye stuff

>Ok, I know you're all just going to tell me not to worry about it, but I'm
going to anyway :-)
>For those of you who don't know, I have fairly serious proliferative
>Now I know all the literature says that your eyes can get worse for a
>while when you first start on the pump, but I'm kind of surprised
>(that they have got worse) since overall I don't think my control has
>been any better - certainly not significantly, in view of the fact
>that I've had so many highs (amd some mega highs at that) due to the
>problems you've heard all about, and I've also had a lot fewer lows
>than before. Although the rest of the time my Bgs have ben lowere and
>much more stable.
>I've had several bleeds in my left eye and one in my right and the
>vision in my left eye is also a lot more cloudy (probably more fluid
>So I'm kind of scared about this right now.
>Ok, my Bg is also high so I know my thoughts are less than rational.
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