'I've had to find new ways of coping and new things to focus on'

Posted: Monday 18 May 2020 at 09:43

After living with diabetes for 23 years Lisa, aged 33, is all too aware of the complications that come with the disease and has always been careful to manage her condition.

But one thing Lisa was not prepared for was the impact the disease could have on her eyesight.

Just over two years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child, she started noticing changes to her vision and was diagnosed with diabetic macular oedema (DMO) – the biggest cause of sight loss in diabetics.

She said: “Losing my sight has been the biggest thing. Because I can go from being alright