My A1c has always been pretty good, but I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2010 and had to have radiation. While I was having radiation I had to go off my thyroid medication, which caused my sugars to go out of controll for about 3 months time. This is when I had my first hemorage. A year before all of this my eyes were absolutely perfect! After the first hemorrage, my retina detached. I have had 4 eye operations and countless laser treatments, but the cartlige that built up pulled on my retina again, so it detached for the 2nd time. That is when I had my 4th eye operation. I have no vision left in my left eye, but my right eye is still good. I have probably had over 10 000 laser in my left eye, and maybe about 7000 in my right eye. My A1c has been 6.5 for almost a year now after the radiation.
I have 2 eye specialists, the one says Yes, I can have children (but only after 1 year of my eye being stable), but the other one says No. My diabetes endocronoligist says Yes, because of my good A1c, and my obstetrician says Yes, because all my baby making things look good ;-)
I am still however petrified of going blind in my right eye. So in the end this is a decision I have to make. Me and my husband have been married for almost 3 years, and would love to have children.
But what does it help I have children and go completely blind and cannot take care of them?
I am just trying to get as much information from Type 1 Diabetics who have gone through what I have.
Thank you for your responses!