Hi, I'm Rickie!
I have type 2 diabetes and I used to drive trucks for a living, but now I'm a full time grandfather! I found out I had Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) after many years of ignoring my symptoms. I went undiagnosed for so long because of my lack of understanding that diabetes could affect my eyes. That's why I hope my story becomes an easy resource for you to learn about DR - something I wish I had back then. Having vision changes has made life more challenging but I believe in the art of communication to my doctor and support system. Listening to my doctor and following my treatment plan has helped my life get back on track. Don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has been pivotal in bringing the DR & DME Xplained project to everyone. Genentech has long had an interest in the science of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema and helping those with the condition through education just like DR & DME Xplained, and through research and development of potential treatments.