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I had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 29 yrs ago with hypertension. I will be 59 this November.

My doc recommended meds, diet and exercise.

I followed my doc's advice and had regular checkups and testing. All my tests, for the most part, were "perfect" according to the doc. My doc said a small "blip" out of the normal on rare occasion can be expected. IWO, no cause for alarm.

Today, as I type this, I am in a motorized wheelchair, have glaucoma and cataracts. When I was first diagnosed I weighed ~210 lbs. Today I'm down to ~150 lbs. Height 5'7".

He can't explain how or why the neuropathy, glaucoma and cataracts decided to suddenly raise their ugly wrath 5-6 years ago other than to say, "Sh*t happens." I bust out laughing! He knows and I know that medical science is nowhere near perfect. All a person can do is put forth his or her best effort and hope for the best.

I wish you all the best in your efforts to defeat this ugly beast within you. I tried but lost but I'm still fightin'!

Best regards,
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