Neil Walker – Sidcup, Kent

“I just wish I’d known about the mask earlier before the damage to my eyes happened.” I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was 12 and was told five years ago during a routine eye examination that I had developed eye disease. It’s terrifying to be told you have retinopathy. A million scary […]

Isobel Foster – Crook, County Durham

“I’ve noticed I can now read labels and price tags when I’m out shopping.” I was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes around 25 years ago. I had lost a lot of weight and I could have drunk the seas dry, so I recognised what the symptoms were. It is the lifestyle changes that get […]

Lorraine Helliwell – Northumberland

I have been a type-1 diabetic for 50 years and was very interested when I heard about the light-based therapy being developed by PolyPhotonix. In recent years I have received laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy in each eye and this has always been a source of concern, particularly as it can potentially lead to the […]

Sue Wales – Farnham, Surrey

“I’m no longer worried about losing my driving licence, no longer worried about losing my house or my job.” NEW: Updated testimonial! UPDATE! – March 2016 My last eye checkup at the hospital in January confirmed that for the first time in over 2 years, BOTH my retinas are stable once again…with no signs of […]

Eye risk from ‘Overstretched NHS’

Diabetes patients may be going blind due to missed or delayed eye treatment appointments, caused by an increased number of new patients and poor adherence to follow-up checks for those already in the system. We want to share this BBC News article by Professor Carrie MacEwen with you. It highlights the vital need for regular […]