Hi, I’m Veronica!
I'm a preschool teacher, dog lover, and I have type 1 diabetes. Many years ago, I was diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) that eventually progressed to a complication called Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). I had no idea that DR could turn into DME, especially without regular treatment. I wish I'd known more back then, which is why I hope my story helps you understand how DR progresses to DME and why seeing your retina specialist regularly and continuing treatment is important. It's hard living life with my vision changes, but I'm back on the right track now with my treatment. I've learned a lot, and I hope you will too!
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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.