Mary Tyler Moore's diabetes is causing her to nearly go blind, says friends Betty White, Valerie Harper and Dick Van Dyke

By Gina DiFalco,

Type 1 diabetes has left Mary Tyler Moore nearly blind, friends and co-stars of The Mary Tyler Moore Show are revealing.

Betty White, who worked with the 77-year-old Moore on the show, told Closer Weekly the disease is causing her eyesight to fail.

“Her eyesight is what the big problem is right now. (Moore is now) almost beyond the point (of being able to see),” she explained.

Moore was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 33. She’s made very few appearances in the public eye in recent years but keeps in touch with good friends via phone.

Valerie Harper, who revealed she has cancer in March, said diabetes does “ravage her body, but she stays healthy.”

Her Dick Van Dyke Show co-star, Dick Van Dyke, explained, “I don't see her often, but I talk to her a bunch. She hasn't been too well. She's really having a battle with it, I'm sorry to say."



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