I've been T1 diabetic for about 3.5 years now, with really bad control [HbA1C 12+]. Recently started on the pump and have seen great improvements [last one 8.3%, new exp. 5-6%].
At my last opticians appointment, they told me in a letter that there were signs of Background Retinoperphy, though there was no need to do anything now. This was after my pressure in my eyes went from 15 to 25 [unsure of the measurement name] from them inserting the drops. Told my diabetes consultant, who made a suggestion to my GP that he refers me to an opthamologist. I mentioned this to my DSN, who casually said I will prob just need some laser treatment
Been for my peripheral vision test, where the conductor told me "there are things you should have seen clearer that you didn't, but the consultant will explain this at your appointment". I have my appointment with the Opthamologist this Thursday to talk about my results, and I think run a few more tests.
Am I screwed?
I like to watch where I walk HbA1C Results (%):
September 2011 - 8.3%
February 2011 - 12.4%
Pumping with Medtronics Paradigm, and Novorapid