By igetbored Latest Reply 2011-06-18 18:45:16 -0500
Started 2011-06-16 08:11:11 -0500

What are the chances my eyes are in trouble with type 2?

14 replies

MewElla 2011-06-18 18:45:16 -0500 Report

I had my eye exam a coupla months ago and everything was good, thank heavens…Good Luck to you…this is one thing I always worry about…

Armourer 2011-06-17 23:14:08 -0500 Report

I've been diabetic for 13 years. About a month ago had my eyes checked for the first time in three years and was told that I was on the road of retinopathy and if I didn't control my BG numbers soon, then next is laser surgery on ruptured eye veins, then blindness. Hell of a way for a retired photojournalist to go! One's BG numbers need to be below 7, at the time of the eye check it was 10.3, now almost a month & half later it is 8.9. My wake up call, or 2x4 alongside the head. Ya, this is not a cheep disease! To eat right costs alot of money, the supplies cost a lot of money, and the insulin costs a lot of money!

igetbored 2011-06-17 20:27:57 -0500 Report

Went and got my eyes checked today. They flashed my eyes with this camera machine to get a pic of my entire eye. Dr. said my eyes are in perfect health. So good news for once.

Copperchef 2011-06-17 19:19:42 -0500 Report

By getting regular opthamology exams which include a photograph of the retinal area of your eye, your opthamologist can compare from year to year to see if the disease has caused any problems. The vessels in the back of the eye are what they look at to determine if any abnormalities are taking place. It is a simple and painless procedure that everyone should have done.
An Optometrist cannot perform this exam, don't be fooled into think that a simple eye exam can take the place of a thorough opthalmic exam.

MrsCDogg 2011-06-17 18:52:52 -0500 Report

I've been a diabetic for 10 years and that is what's happened to me. So far I've had laser surgery on my left eye. Will find out if I need any more at the end of August.

JoleneAL 2011-06-17 09:00:17 -0500 Report

I had lasik last year and the best news I got from the extensive examination (all was done but taking out the eye ball and look at it I swear) was the declarations that my diabetes had not effected my eyes. woot!

jayabee52 2011-06-16 19:36:06 -0500 Report

Howdy "Bored"

There are a lot of things which could go wrong with your eyes even if you don't have Diabetes ("DM"). But with DM your POSSIBLE problems rise exponentially, especially if the Blood Glucose (BG) levels are not well controlled.

Here are some articles on Diabetes and eyecare: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patie...
and also a illustrated handout which is more in depth: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/complic...

That is the bad news, the possible complications of being a person with diabetes (PWD) and what could go wrong with your eyes.


Just because you are a PWD doesn't mean that eye problems are in your future. If you keep your BG#s under control, you shouldn't have complications, or can delay those complications until later in life.

I pray that you do get your BG#s under good control and that you won't be having these or any other complications. And then you'll be able to see to hit those sporting clays for a good long time to come.


Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-06-16 15:08:25 -0500 Report

For me that's how I found I am diabetic. My eye sight become very blurry. Dr informed me that because my sugar was so high it thickened the lens and I developed a diabetic cataract.
So it is very important for anyone was diabetes to see an eye dr. yearly.

ravenmoon33 2011-06-16 14:51:08 -0500 Report

if any of you could please give more information about what the risks are to eyesight (what complications can be expected…etc?) and what we can do to prevent this it would be much appreciated.

Harlen 2011-06-16 14:38:32 -0500 Report

If your BS is over 145 a lot its a real good chance and if you let it run way high a lot I bet you money that you will have eye trouble
Best wishes

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