I have lived with Type 1 diabetes for 26 years…
…and to be very honest, there’s this underlying concern that I face every time I go to the doctor…
“What if this visit is the one where I start dealing with complications?”
I try not to put too much thought or worry into it, because there’s nothing I can do other than do the best I can to take care of myself right now, and hope for the best.
Last year when I visited the eye doctor they found the very beginning stages of diabetic retinopathy.
The day I had dreaded had come to pass.
But, the doctor said it was nothing to be concerned over, that it was almost near nothing at the current stage, and that typically most people who have had diabetes this long have WAY worse by this length of time.
Yes, it hit me hard, but…I decided not to give into the anxiety and just keep on keeping on, whatever may come, remembering that God has more than taken care of me this far.
Fast forward to today…
…and to my surprise, the bleeding vessels that the doctor had seen before have healed up completely and there is NO bleeding in my eyes, no signs of diabetic retinopathy at all.
I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 26 years, and I didn’t take care of myself for many of those years, and somehow… there are no complications whatsoever at this point.
No, my body and health will never be perfect on this side of eternity, but God has preserved me so miraculously somehow, and today was such an encouraging surprise.
I’m so thankful and encouraged, and I am reminded that God has and will take care of me every step of the way.
Thank You, Jesus!