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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 1980. I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. I hope to share my struggles, my successes, and everything in between.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Dilated!

Today was my annual diabetic eye exam. Glad to report there's nothing to report.

Doc said that on a scale of zero to ten (zero being perfectly healthy) I am a 0.01. Music to my ears.

I don't know why, but every time I go in for this appointment I feel like I'm waiting for the hammer to drop.

Thanks to mom & dad for some good genes, because lord knows my blood sugar management needs a lot of work!

23 Comments:

Anonymous Sara said...

That reminds me. I need to schedule my appointment
I took the same picture last year

1:32 PM  
Blogger Sandra Miller said...

Awesome news, Scott!

So glad to hear it. :-)

All the best in 2008!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Scott-
I had my eye appointment on Monday this week. I'm always freaked out that they're going to suddenly tell me that I'm a day away from going blind. Absurd, really, but I worry nonetheless.
Glad your eyes are healthy! Way to go!

1:58 PM  
Anonymous landileigh said...

scott,
how funny! i had my eye appointment yesterday and posted a pic that is almost a twin of yours!

http://landileigh.wordpress.com

2:15 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Must've been the week for diabetic checkups! I had the same results as you, but mine was yesterday. Like others, I also am always a bit nervous going in, but thankfully nothing. Till next year....

2:29 PM  
Blogger George said...

LMAO that is the best picture ever!!!
Like Basketballs dude.

I am glad all is well!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Araby62 said...

Whoa, dude...what have you been smoking?!?

Congrats on the all-clear!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

glad to hear the eyes are in good shape. I am always a litle leary of hearing results from the doctor. Sight is one thing that I would have a tough time losing.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Scott,
Congratulations on such great results. I think we all freak out when we have to go for this appointment. Glad yours was good and there was nothing to freak out about.

Great picture!

4:20 PM  
Blogger Zazzy said...

Very good news! I'm always nervous about the eye exam - even when I'm pretty sure I'm doing fine.

4:26 PM  
Blogger mel said...

Great!! :)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Jillian said...

Great news!!!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I know exactly what you mean when you say "I feel like I'm waiting for the hammer to drop". Thats good that there aren't any issues, except maybe the dialation which gives you a kind of freaky look!

6:36 PM  
Blogger type1emt said...

Thats excellent news-a positive step to starting out the new year.All the best in 2008.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

My annual exam is the 17th of this month. I am always waiting on the other foot to drop also. It's sad, isn't it?
I'm glad all went well for you.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Bad Decision Maker said...

LOL, is that for real a picture of your eyes? it's pretty hilarious/disney character/stoned looking.

congrats on the good news. i get freaked out going to the eye dr. too (and it doesn't help that my eye doc is a) an ass and b) doesn't seem to actually know very much at all about diabetes).

12:42 AM  
Blogger Amylia said...

Great news, Scott! Really! I am always so fearful of my appointments, even though they haven't found anything... yet.

You have amazing eyes!

5:00 AM  
Anonymous karen said...

I agree on the amazing eyes comment. I have not gone in two years and I keep avoiding it. I love my eye doctor have been going to him forever. He knows me and we talk about the diabetic in his office who he wants me to help, little does he know I suffer from all her lows as well, but I do have the pump.

I am soooo happy your eyes are good. :)

4:35 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

You have gorgeous eyelashes. Your pupils look great too (I didn't want them to get jealous).

8:31 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Awesome news, and a freaky picture to boot! Very glad to hear it.

8:06 AM  
Blogger The Old Man & His Dog said...

Congrats Scott. I just had mine last night and I got that "0" you were talking about. Boy was I relieved as I skipped my annual exam last year. My dad has type II and wasn't so lucky. He ended up with a detached retina. Keep up the good work.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Linilla said...

Great photo!

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Jason Bowers said...

Scott, there is no hammer.

I have had 3 laser surgeries for retinopathy. I can honestly say that I cannot notice even the slightest change in my vision. This used to be something to fear...20 years ago. Now its an in-office out patient procedure without anesthetic.

But if it makes you feel any better, I feel the same way about the Kidney test.

Don't worry, stay healthy,

Jason

8:58 PM  

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