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Retinopathy Success!

Discussion in 'Diabetic Retinopathy' started by BeccyB, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. BeccyB

    BeccyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had laser treatment for a couple of years but my retinopathy was getting worse as my bloods were still out of control. So earlier this year I started having Eyelea injections, and have made a good start on control bringing my HbA1c down to 8.5% (yes I know it's still high but it was 13.8% last year :eek::arghh:) And yesterday I was told that I've stopped the retinopathy in it's tracks :D

    I'm going to have some more of the injections, because they don't really have enough information on if the effect lasts, but only every 2-3 months rather than monthly. My consultant thinks if I can keep on top of my bloods he should be able to discharge me in a year's time.

    So I really want to tell you all - It just goes to show that we should never think it's too late to start making a change!! Obviously sooner is better and I will always have a little damage from the laser (I had a LOT!) but even at the later stages of the disease we can still make a BIG difference.

    Never give up!!
     
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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Wow what a great post @BeccyB , so pleased that your turning things around :)
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    quietly pleased for you @BeccyB :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Well done, you are heading in the right direction and I am so pleased for you :) x
     
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    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news and very encouraging post! :):):)
     
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