I've had type 1 diabetes since I was 8 years old- 50 years now! So much has changed! I was the first diabetic in my immediate family, My Mom and oldest brother became diabetic 4 years after me. My youngest child, Michael became a diabetic at 16. I've often wished for people other than family to talk to about diabetes- and then I found DiabetesSisters.
I've been on an insulin pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitor) for the past 11 years. God has been good! I've been pretty healthy, with none of the complications of diabetes until recently. At my last eye appt. the doctor found that I have basic retinopathy.