By nzingha Latest Reply 2011-11-06 10:19:08 -0600
Started 2011-11-01 20:07:19 -0500

I put this question out because ever since I started this insulin, I notice this glazed look and this stearing look that my eyes have developed especially in the mornings. some mornings they even feel as if they are burning and then the Doc had given me some drops. There is no infection, so don't know why they are burning and I have no problems seeing with my glasses of course which I need for reading. But as someone said even when you have the 'beast' under control, it still can rare its ugly head in some places you really don't expect it! and my eyes are my most precious part of my body.. the last place I would want this damn thing to come attack!

18 replies

pixsidust 2011-11-05 11:06:54 -0500 Report

There are many things that can cause your symptoms. Glad you are getting professional help. When my eyes water and itch, I buy Walgreen's eye drops called Pink Eye. They help dry up the watering, clear the itching/burning and even help with a sty. They are soothing and I try and keep them on hand.

Type1Lou 2011-11-04 17:50:25 -0500 Report

Thyroid disease is very common among diabetics and your thyroid levels should be checked. I haven't heard of insulin as the cause for itchy eyes or eye problems, unless you are having an allergic reaction to the insulin, but would that manifest in your eyes? That's a question for the experts/doctors. High blood sugars will put you at greater risk for diabetic retinopathy but I don't think that would cause the symptoms you describe. As a diabetic, we are at a higher risk of blindness; another reason to get our BG's under the best control we can.

nzingha 2011-11-04 20:25:21 -0500 Report

they checked my thyroids and said they were fine .. i do havee very big eyes normally…have an appointment with the opt

Type1Lou 2011-11-05 08:35:21 -0500 Report

It's good that you will see an ophthalmologist. I go every year, not only because of my diabetes but because of a family history of AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) and glaucoma. I have the beginnings of diabetic retinopathy but it hasn't gotten any worse as I've improved my BG control. I've also had cataract surgery and lens implants in both eyes as well as treatment for narrow-angle glaucoma. Your eyes are too too precious to risk.

nzingha 2011-11-05 10:02:28 -0500 Report

u r sooo right… the most treasured part of my body…and without it I cant earn my living so i am very concerned…

berrykins0 2011-11-03 13:56:20 -0500 Report

diet cherry could be right cause i have this issue with my eyes itchy buring sometimes throught the day . i have hyperthyriod from graves diease i went from hypothyriod to hyerthyriod. graves diease is a automunne diease the automunne system attacking the thyriod. eye doctor can tell if you have graves diease. my eye doctor told me that i did. then they ran my tsh for thyriod and other thyriod labs but the others were in normal range. my tsh was way to low needed to get off the meds for hypothyriod and was sent to endocrinologist to comform the diagnoses was right ran couple test up take scan and ultra sound on my thyriod.

Type1Lou 2011-11-05 08:40:57 -0500 Report

I went from hyperthyroid in the mid 1980's to hypothyroid and have been taking levoxyl (generic synthroid) in varying amounts ever since. Last spring, my endo requested a thyroid scan and the tech commented that she had a hard time actually finding my thyroid. Apparently, the levoxyl/synthroid will cause the gland to shrink. The endo should check the thyroid levels periodically as your dosage may need to be changed to assure proper levels.

dietcherry 2011-11-02 21:55:38 -0500 Report

Im not sure whats going on with your eyes; the symptoms youre mentioning sound a bit like what hyperthyroidism can cause, meaning the staring and burning. See the eye Dr. and if he gives you a clean bill, please have your thyroid level checked. Good luck to you!!

Mari.anne 2011-11-01 20:22:59 -0500 Report

Sounds a bit like 'dry eyes' to me. I'd ask my doctor for an explanation. I've got this problem but it's got nothing to do with my diabetes - just that my eyes no longer produce 'good' tears.

nzingha 2011-11-01 20:26:15 -0500 Report

no they are not dry.. actually watery thats why i said they have this glazed look.. glassy…! watery!

Mari.anne 2011-11-02 18:37:27 -0500 Report

It still could be dry eyes - being very watery can be one of the symptoms. It's best to check this out with an optometrist or eye specialist.