blood sugar going low

By basicman2 Latest Reply 2012-04-18 12:11:56 -0500
Started 2012-01-16 10:15:44 -0600

Ican tell when my blood sugar is low, I get a yellow spot in my right eye which is the stronger of the two, what causes this yellow spot to form in my eye?

9 replies

dietcherry 2012-04-18 12:11:56 -0500 Report

Hello again! I remembered this Discussion after reading something today and wanted to share it with you. A condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis starts as a brown discoloration and indentation of the lower arms and legs. Very soon, the arms and hands become brown and like wood. Sometimes theres also a small yellow spot in the eye. Researchers only recently found that the gadolinium contrast agent used during MRI exams triggers this conditon in some patients with kidney disease.
I know you said you only notice this with low BG but thought it was worth sharing.

Mz Lolo
Mz Lolo 2012-01-20 21:08:52 -0600 Report

I usually lose my central vision as well in my right eye when my levels is low. It's very weird, especially when I am driving. I don't see a spot, but it's like someone has put a gray film over my eye. I have to keep blinking and blinking, but sometimes that doesn't work. I went to my eye doctor and he didn't see any damage to my eyes.

Caroltoo 2012-01-20 23:08:14 -0600 Report

Interesting. When I've had that the doc called it a visual migraine and attributed it to stress.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-01-21 00:17:18 -0600 Report

I have noticed the sensation of difficulty processing what I see when I am low and when I have a migraine is similar. I have not had a migraine since I have been diagnosed with Diabetes. I wonder how they affected my BG?

dietcherry 2012-01-17 11:40:03 -0600 Report

I lose my central vision sometimes too when I have low blood sugar. There will be a black spot in the center of my vision. Is this what you mean?

jayabee52 2012-01-16 14:04:08 -0600 Report

Howdy Basicman! WELCOME to DC. Sorry you qualify for this "little party", but since you do, i am glad you are here!

I have been 3+ yrs on this site. No one has mentioned this before that I can remember.

A bunch of questions: Is this seen through the clear part of your eye (is it like a gel on a spotlight — where you can see through it but colors that at which you are looking? Or does it occur in the white of your eye, or on your colored part of your eye (iris) and you only see it in the mirror?

Prevention? Don't go low!

I think ir is neat you have this built - in warning system for lows.

Blessings to you and yours


basicman2 2012-01-17 09:37:37 -0600 Report

The spot is always yellow and it is in the center of my eye and I can't see anything. I mentioned it to my Dr. but he gave me no feed back on it. cu

annesmith 2012-01-18 00:10:11 -0600 Report

When I go low I simply don't function very well at all, and I have had some severe lows in which I felt violent. My vision does not seem to change a lot with a low, but if I go from too high to low too quick, I get spotty vision and it's very noticeable. I have had spotty vision when that happens since I was 6 years old. What is astounding is that every time I see an eye doctor, they find zero evidence of diabetic damage in my eyes..thank God. When I see a dentist, he finds multiple diabetic lesions inside my mouth..years of sugar decay…I am 41 years old. I am one lucky lady, as I am now trying to avoid it moving into my eyes. I had a bad bad bad sore on one of my eyes when I was 5 years old..and it recently decided to start to resurface, so, I'm kind of worried, but I won't worry too much about it, as, that will only jolt my blood sugars around…ha. The last eye doctor I saw said my spotty vision is due to swings in my blood sugars, however, he again could find nothing when he looked into my eyes, as I was not having a blood sugar swing when he looked at my eyes. I wonder if the reason your spot is yellow is possibly your body's way of flashing a warning, as one would go slowly through a yellow light on the road…there must be some part in the eyes that give different warnings for people. I rarely rarely see black or tunnel vision—I'd have to be knocking on death's door before that happened. I have discovered over the years that I can have a blood sugar of 600 and just be standing there talking and visiting with someone, and not even know my sugar is that high…amazing. It takes a LOT for me to go unconscious. My grandma was the same way…they operated on her when she was in her 80s, and they were astounded…they could not get her to go out even though they gave her anesthetic…she came out of the anesthetic ( extra) 25 minutes after her operation, and got up and WALKED—-amazing. When she was almost 100 , and dying from old age in bed, the nurses said they were astounded…her body would not really die…it hung on and hung on, and she never went unconscious…they had to give her something to help her along in the dying process…ha. Genetics are amazing…ANNE

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