I've been lurking for a while but this is my first post -- hello! I was diagnosed with T2 in September 2018. I've read the advice on the forums about diet changes and using a meter etc (I was lucky enough to be hospitalised with hypertension and so got one prescribed) and my morning blood sugars have reduced a lot (from 11 to around 5) and my HbA1C went from 81 in Sept to 57 in Jan, and I think it will be lower again when it's checked in another month or so, as I've eaten even less sugar since a gallbladder infection. I was feeling cautiously optimistic but then earlier this week, I read several posts about how retinopathy can get worse if your blood sugars come down too quickly, and now I'm petrified for my screening in November. My last one showed background retinopathy, but the letter said better blood pressure and blood sugar control should prevent it getting worse. (I know there are treatments if it does deteriorate, but I got into such a state thinking about them that I think I'd need extensive therapy or a lobotomy first.) Is my sugar improving slowly enough, or is there a way I can make it more steady? Am I putting my eye health at risk by trying for tighter control each day, or is there no way to limit the potential for damage? Just when I'm starting to feel calm about diabetes, I hear something else that puts my head in a spin!