In these photos I'm wearing special glasses that were about an inch thick. After my blood sugar coming down from 1200, my eyes became crossed and I needed these glasses to see clearly. I've spoken to eye doctors, and the doctors at Joslin and they don't have a clue what specifically caused my eyes to be crossed, and I haven't heard anything similar from anyone else yet.
I was only a couple years into being a diabetic when all of this happened, and I felt so alone. I felt like I was the only person in the world with Diabetes because I knew no one else with Type 1. I didn't know if I was going to have to wear thick glasses forever, or if it was temporary. I didn't want to hear jokes about my thick glasses, because the reason my eyes were so screwed up is I didn't know how to manage this vicious disease that could have taken my eyes from me at 20 years old.
Here I am. Now 24 years old, my eye doctors tell me my eyes are "perfect", and the doctors have nothing to say but that my eyes going from cross-eyed to perfect is a "medical miracle". Those photos above give me the motivation to do everything I can to never let that happen again.
I've come a long way. It's amazing what the DOC could do for a diabetic. You guys sure did pull me out of something that I thought I could never get away from. And I thank you for that.