Long Term Complications
Many people with diabetes worry about potential long-term complications. Some start thinking about it right after diagnosis and for others it starts when they experience their first symptoms or diagnosed with early signs of complications.
High glucose levels over time are associated with many different types of complications. Achieving good glucose levels and an in target HbA1c are the keys to helping reduce risk, delay or avoid developing (long-term) complications.
Read the real-life stories of other people with diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control and fewer hypos.
said YES TO LIFE with his pump in 2006
“I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for close to 18 years now. I was on tablets and Insulin pen medication for over 20 years but it didn’t seem to show any improvement in my health. My job was extremely stressful because of which I couldn’t watch my diet, eat on time, or exercise. Slowly, my health started deteriorating. I lost the vision in my left eye first. Soon after, I found bleeding in my right eye too. My doctor told me I was completely out of control and recommended the Insulin pump.
He said it was the only way to get my glucose levels under control because even with the insulin shots my health was still deteriorating. Suddenly, my left eye started functioning because my diabetes was under control. Since the bleeding and swelling in the eyes stopped, I was able to see again. I give credit to the pump, I’ve experienced a lot of treatments and I find this is actually working for me. It can really work wonders.” I can’t live without it because I saw the way it helped in improving my vision and even my other organs. It’s a great therapy for diabetes. ”
“ I give credit to the pump, I’ve experienced a lot of treatments and I find this is actually working for me. I saw the way it helped in improving my vision and even my other organs. ”