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A Few Words On Why Good Health Is Critical For Diabetics

Nicole is wearing her shield to protect the eye after the vitrectomy. Second pic is of her wearing the shield and paper glasses after she had one of many follow-ups with the surgeon and was dilated.
Nicole wore a protective shield after her vitrectomy.

“Going blind had always been one of my worst fears as I knew it was a possibility with having type one. I want you to know that you can have diabetes and not end up like me but you have to maintain your blood sugars.” ~Nicole

I recently featured Nicole on www.boldblindbeauty.com in recognition of National American Diabetes Association Alert Day to bring awareness to the issue of Type 2 Diabetes. Nicole, who has Type 1 Diabetes found out first hand just how devastating this disease can be on the body. Among other issues that she deals with on a daily basis over the past couple of years, she’s been fighting to save her eyesight.

Thankfully Nicole got a reprieve in the form of good news as her left eye is now stabilized. While this is an excellent report, her battle continues. If you or anyone you know has diabetes it is critical that you take good care of your body to hopefully avoid significant diabetes health related issues.

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17 thoughts on “A Few Words On Why Good Health Is Critical For Diabetics

  1. Thanks for the article and that she is doing good. , my mom has diabetes and my friend lost two of her legs because of it, so sad, but she is a winner, bless her heart. we all have this new device that is changing our health care , i wrote a blog on it and maybe it can be useful for nicole. Thanks, karen

    https://heloworldcanada.biz/2017/04/09/worlds-first-wearable-non-invasive-continuous-blood-glucose-estimation-technology/

    1. Thank you Karen for commenting. I will pass this onto Nicole.

  2. Stephen I appreciate the work you are doing and the courage and care you take of others to boost their endeavours.
    Shiva

    1. Thank you Shiva for your kind words.💗

  3. I’m so glad the news is good for Nicole. I guess it confirms the importance of having regular medical check ups.

    1. I was so happy to see her message on IG. Even though her battle continues every bit of good news is welcomed.

  4. Great news about Nicole! Hope it continues to be stable.

  5. Good info here Steph. Good also to hear Nicole’s situation has stabilized. Hope you’re having a great day and also hope you have an even better weekend!

    1. Hey Bruce, how are you? I was so happy to hear Nicole’s news on her left eye being stabilized. She has an appt. tomorrow to check the status on her right eye. Hopefully things will go well with her appt.

  6. Thank you for the update – I thought Nicole’s post was very informative. I had no idea blindness was a possible side effect of diabetes.

    1. You’re welcome Sarah. Yes, blindness is a very common side effect of diabetes along with other issues. As a matter of fact one of my good friends practically went blind and was on the verge of passing out. We had him rushed to the ER and his blood sugar was 600+. Thankfully his sight loss was temporary but he has to be extremely careful to keep his numbers under control to prevent loss of sight. Oh, and Nicole is on IG as @nicnac143143. She posts updates on condition as well as helps people to understand the seriousness of the disease.

      1. Thank you for her Instagram – I’ll follow her as soon as I’m done posting this comment.

  7. Thanks to both of you for this awareness.

    1. Thank you for commenting Jack. Nicole is so awesome. She doesn’t hold back the ugliness of diabetes and helps us to understand it’s a daily battle to stay alive. While there may be little within out control there are some things we can do to lessen the impact this disease’s effect on the body.

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