“I thought I wouldn’t see my beautiful baby grow up”

Posted: Thursday 06 July 2017 at 11:28

Rebecca McColgan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of eight and, although she always knew that it could damage her eyes if not managed well, she didn’t take the warnings seriously until she became pregnant.

She says, “I spent quite a few years without a care in the world, and I didn’t put as much effort into controlling my blood sugar as I should have. I was aware of the risks to my health, but I just thought it would never happen to me.”

In May 2015, after noticing changes to her vision, she was soon diagnosed with diabetic macular oedema