I don't mean to scare you in any way. I only hope for the best for you. But, you need to control your diet and watch your blood sugars very closely. Consult with your doctor as to what you should be eating.
I had diebetes long before I realized it and really hadn't done much about it until the symtoms got quite bad about a year ago. It runs in my family and I should have known better, but I to liked to eat, and ate more than I should have for many years. Last December they amputated both of my legs so high I'll never walk again and will always need to use a wheelchair to get around. I'm only 47 years old. My eyes have suffered some as well. I can see enough with my glasses to get by, but am considered legally blind. Hopefully eye surgery sometime in June wil help my eyes as well. I am doing quite well contolling my blood sugars by watching what I eat very closely and taking medication.
Take this seriously so you don't wind up like me. If I had taken it seroiusly two or three years ago maybe things would be different now??
Good Luck and watch that diet and do what your doctors tell you to do.
Linda, Wheelchair Bound