Isn’t it sad that when you go in search of information on specific complications of diabetes, like diabetic retinopathy, this is the kind of thing you find (bold added):

When detected early, today’s medical technology can actually stop the progression of diabetic retinopathy–a complication of prolonged high blood sugars in people with diabetes in which the blood vessels of the retinas are damaged–and the early development of the condition has little to no symptoms until it progresses. When left untreated with continued high blood sugars, diabetic retinopathy (DR) can lead to blindness.

Is it just me, or does this passage make it sound like if you are a perfect diabetic, you know, one of those who always keeps your numbers between 100-120, this complication won’t happen to you?

It’s kind of like saying all fat people will be diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, and need a knee transplant about the same time they will experience a stroke….

No wonder we all walk around frightened all the time.