The problem is I can see...LEFT EYE is LESS CLOUDY

By alicejoart Latest Reply 2011-11-15 17:42:21 -0600
Started 2011-11-13 17:20:15 -0600

So, my doctors did not find diabetes in my eyes…I have 20/30 vision and a possible cataract…the problem is I can see…do I have surgery or take lutein, bilberry and grape seed to see better…I have been and I can see better…the left eye is getting less cloudy…also, my eye doctor said I need to walk to burn the sugar in my eyes…as I walk I see better…


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MEGriff1950 2011-11-13 18:03:06 -0600 Report

Hello Alice,
My vision was getting cloudy too. I went to an opthomologist. I have beginning cataracts and worse I was prescribed with glasses. I had gotten by for years with just reading glasses. Many $$$ later I have my glasses. On July 7th I went to a diabetes education class and learned how to really control my diabetes. Within a short time I was off of the insulin and my control was good. Now my vision has cleared up again and my $$$ glasses are resting on a shelf for my old age.
If the dr said a possible cataract I do not understand what you are needing surgery for. I suggest you gain control of your diabetes before taking drastic steps like surgery.
I read that you need to watch the type of lutein that you take. Some are like placebos others are strong and may help prevent more diabetic eye damage. Puritan's Pride online is a very inexpensive place to find supplements. The have a combination Lutein and Billberry supplement.

alicejoart 2011-11-13 21:33:13 -0600 Report

I seem to be very sensitive to white light…tv and computer. I am lowering the brightness. The spots are gone…but now it is just the light. I stopped walking everyday…

Type1Lou 2011-11-13 17:37:12 -0600 Report

What are your BG's running? Controlling your blood sugars is the best thing you can do to protect your vision from the diabetes complications that cause blindness. If you do not know what your BG's are, you can't manage them. Eating right is a good first step in managing the BG's. Exercising is also an essential part of managing your diabetes because exercise helps your body use the food you eat for energy rather than dumping the sugar into your bloodstream. If your sugars are high, take steps to lower them now to avoid retinopathy and blindness.

alicejoart 2011-11-13 21:32:20 -0600 Report

I am at 140-131 in the morning and very low 90-70s in the afternoon. I stopped walking because of hypoglycemia. I started to walk more now the spots are gone from the left eye. I seem to be very sensitive to white light.

Type1Lou 2011-11-15 17:42:21 -0600 Report

70 to 90 is not really "very low"…in fact, I consider 70 to be at the low end of normal for me…however, I understand that some can experience the feeling of hypoglycemia at that level…and hypos are no fun! Sounds like you're taking the steps (no pun intended) to better manage your BG levels. Wishing you good results!

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