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Old 10-26-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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Angry proliferative diabetic retinopathy

hi my name is rick.i have been a type 1 diabetic for 32 years.in the last 5 years i was diognosed with diabetic retinopathy.i have had a vitrectomy in my left eye,cateracts removed in both eyes,and lots of laser in both eyes..i know that high blood sugar levels caused this and now that there is new and better insulin and blood glucose meters i have gotten my diabetes under good control..in the last 6 months my a1c levels were 5.7 and 5.3 but it seems my eyes are getting worse.. i asked my eye doctor and he told me that retinopathy progresses more when you start tight glucose control..it seems the harder i try the worse it gets..i am very scared and really depressed...what should i do?? any responses will be greatly appreciated thank you....

 
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