Mary Tyler Moore’s friends say she has lost her sight, according to magazine

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Mary Tyler Moore

Closer Magazine reports Mary Tyler Moore, beloved for the show in the 1970s that carried her name, is nearly blind after living for years with Type 1 diabetes.

She is reportedly very distressed over her condition.

Moore is 77-years-old. In her most recent biography, “Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes”, the actor explained how for years she neglected her health.

She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was in her thirties.

Dick Van Dyke, who played her husband on The Dick Van Dyke Show, told Closer Magazine: “She hasn’t been too well. She’s really having a battle with it, I’m sorry to say.”

Betty White, who played Sue Ann Nivens, on Mary Tyler Moore Show said most of Mary’s sight is now gone.

Follow the story here in Closer Magazine.

Growing Up Again

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7 comments

  • William Lee Sillyman

    Mary, you can get through this. I’m going to guess you developed the form of glaucoma from your diabetes. You are a strong woman and I have admired you for years. I have glaucoma and I’m legally blind and I’m 60 years old. I’ve been legally blind for 1 1/2 years now. I also just finished my last two semesters of college and earned my Master’s degree in education, and did it blind.

    Mary, you have a lot of support, from friends and from the blind community. You are not alone. Yes, it changes your life and you have to make adjustments, but it doesn’t change you (if you don’t let it.) I have learned to cook, to use a computer, I’m learning Braille and how to get around with a white cane. If I can do it, so can you. God Bless and love from a loyal fan.

    • William Lee Sillyman

      ElryTraps. I guess you never heard of screenreaders for the computer. Or better yet, someone reads them for her. If you read my post, I’m legally blind and only have enough vision to see about 4-5 inches from my nose. Don’t underestimate what the blind or visually impaired can do. You will be quite surprised.

  • Sarah Lund

    @ElryTraps, She may not be able to read our comments, but I’m sure someone will read them aloud to her. Not that I expect mine to be read out. I’d rather lose my sight, than my ability to breathe. I also nearly deafened myself for life, when I put an earphone too far into my ear. I panicked so bad about my blocked hearing, that I kept coughing, hoping it would come back. I kept trying to open up my blocked ear, as it felt so uncomfortable. I’ve almost died a few times, from losing oxygen. So I would cough to try and get some back again. I’m only telling this, so that it kinda takes your mind off yourself. I know it’s hard to not panic, when you get so distressed by a symptom. If you find yourself too stressed at times, sleep is good. Sleep will take your mind off everything. I hope you feel better soon.