Patients Diabetes (Type 1)
What complications have you experienced because of type 1 diabetes?
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Unfortunately, diabetes can cause different complications to occur. This can manifest in different ways such as eye damage, kidney damage, pregnancy complications...Have you experienced any complications?
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My uncle suffered from a damaged kidney, unfortunately.
I have been diabetic for 40 years and am lucky to have no complications at all. It hasn't ever been easy but purchasing a freestyle libre 2 years ago made life so much better and as of last month I can now get the sensors on prescription saving me £70 per month!
I haven't had any complications, but I pay very close attention to my glucose levels and my diet. I also exercise regularly. Fit as a fiddle!
Unfortunately after 30+ years I have developed eye problems requiring multiple lazer treatments resulting in poor vision in low light. I also have chronic kidney disease because of high blood pressure thus requiring a transplant. I still work hard to keep my blood sugar under control as the alternbative wouldbe worse.
After thirty six year's being type 1 diabetic got my first real problem. Seems like my sight in my left eye might go because of problems in the macular. Think my hypo unawares could be a problem as Medtronic supplies UK have no Gemini sensor mounts been without three weeks now ! C'est is vie 😢
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@Mark_O It's disgraceful to make you go without for three weeks. Honestly, who is in charge of these programmes!?
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Have you experienced any complications related to your diabetes? If so, what to you do cope with them? Have you had to add any medications or undergo any treatments for these complications?
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity UK
I've been diabetic now for 21 years, recently I have found out I have bleeds behind my eyes due to poor control of my blood sugars in the past
I have a really bad abscess under my tummy and blood sugar is all over the place. Can’t seem to get them down to singles
I have random extremely painful bouts of neuropathic pain in my lower legs, and especially my feet. I have had laser treatment on both of my eyes to stop bleeding. I have to have regular podiatric appointments because of various problems with my feet. I have had a few gastric expansion operations to boost my food intake as I can have a poor appetite. Just to make life even more fun I have poor circulation and nerve sensitivity in both my hands and feet, apart from the neuropathy. I have had several laser eye surgeries because of bleeding blood vessels in my retina.
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