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AxesOkay

784d

Hello. I am brand new to this, so not super clear on how it works, but it sound interesting. I'm 40 years old and been type 1 diabetic since I was 12. been dealing with diabetic retinopathy for about 5 years now with multiple laser treatments. Also deal with some mental health issues due to this and other factors.

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    • AxesOkay

      765d

      @Keep_Going I am just starting therapy again. We will see how it goes. I have had good therapists in the past. Sometimes it takes trial and error. If you don't like yours, try another. Never done the support group and I get feeling like no one understands. How could they? They aren't you. That doesn't mean they can't sympathize and offer support. PS I don't take my own advice a lot of times.

    • Keep_Going

      765d

      I had retina detachment now I have stent in my right eye went into deep depression talk to a therapist 2 times a months no help also have support group but I feel they don’t understand

      • AxesOkay

        765d

        @Keep_Going I am just starting therapy again. We will see how it goes. I have had good therapists in the past. Sometimes it takes trial and error. If you don't like yours, try another. Never done the support group and I get feeling like no one understands. How could they? They aren't you. That doesn't mean they can't sympathize and offer support. PS I don't take my own advice a lot of times.

    • Eroc

      783d

      I have been dealing with diabetic retinopathy for years, had the laser treatment and that didn’t help, had to do surgery to repair the retina. Now I’m dealing with glaucoma. Did surgery on my right to help reduce the pressure and now my vision in that eye is all screwed up and still not sure as to why. I been struggling more with mental parts as well because of this and sometimes it can be hard, however I have an amazing support group around me that I can lean on when I need them. But sometimes it is still a big struggle for me to lean on them for help. Also, I have been struggling with diabetes for 35 years. I was 14 when I was diagnosed. As you know some days are better than others.

      • Tawny_Coppercuffs

        778d

        @Eroc I'm sorry :( praying you recover diabetes is evil in all ways but one day maybe a cure for us.

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