Why Good Health Is Critical For Diabetics

Why Good Health Is Critical For Diabetics

“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

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.

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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Published by Stephanae

👩🏾‍🦯 | INTJ | HSP | Collector of knowledge | Alpaca Fanatic “If I stop to kick every barking dog, I am not going to get where I'm going.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee Hi, I'm Steph! I'm a highly sensitive proud introvert and a recovering people-pleaser. These traits or quirks used to bother me because I always felt out of place until I began a recent process of self-acceptance. While I'm still a work in progress, I view my quirks as my superpowers and am grateful that they contribute to who I am today.

17 thoughts on “Why Good Health Is Critical For Diabetics

  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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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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