• [myth] I have been just diagnosed to be diabetic, so I need eye checkups only a few years later

Incorrect. In fact in UKPDS study, one of the landmark studies on diabetes showed that up to 35% of patients may already be suffering from diabetes related retinopathy (eye involvement) at diagnosis. Hence I take this opportunity to again stress the need to start eye checkups the moment you are diagnosed with (type-2) diabetes.