Please, if you know someone with diabetes, tell them that the threat to their eyes is real. Tell them that thinking that they can't afford their medication is not worth the risk. Please find a way to get your medication. Please listen to me. My retinopathy started ten years ago. My ex-husband cut me off of his health insurance. For three years, I supported my children alone and did not pay for my diabetes medications. Three years that took a terrible toll on my eyes.
God blessed me the day I met my husband, Bill. Bill not only took on the responsibilities of a wife with diabetes, he also became a mentor and friend to my three children. We are so blessed to have him in our lives. I also feel blessed to have made so many wonderful friends here. I felt your presence today. I was lifted up by your prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.