It is crucial that you monitor and control the level of glucose in your blood if you are diagnosed with diabetic eye disease. Studies have shown that although controlling your blood glucose levels may make your eye condition seem worse at first, over the long term it will be beneficial. Controlling blood glucose will dramatically slow down all diabetes related eye diseases. It will be hard if your child is diagnosed with diabetes but bear with it. The advances made in the care of diabetes have made it possible for your child to have a mostly normal life. As a case in point, the oldest living diabetic is now 90, and he lived with diabetes without the benefit of modern treatments. The tips above should have given you a good idea of the little things you can do to manage your Diabetes and have a fulfilled life. There is no reason for you to live less of a life than you want to live. You are the only person who can control the type of life you have whether you have diabetes or not.