Big Joe 74
By Big Joe 74 Latest Reply 2012-02-20 09:33:23 -0600
Started 2012-02-19 19:59:41 -0600

Just diagnosed type 2 last Monday. Friday after lunch I noticed my vision was blurry. I have been wearing glasses to see far away for ten years. I took them off Friday after lunch and don't need them any more. My vision px has always been a slight one. Is this normal and will it last. My bs was 380 at doc office and is half what it was now and dropping daily. Low carb diet and 5mg of Glyburide in the mornings.

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jayabee52 2012-02-20 09:33:23 -0600 Report

Howdy Joe, WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

Yes this is a normal reaction to your Blood Glucose (BG) levels being too high. As I understand it, the clear gel inside your eyeball — called the "vitreous humor" — takes up glucose circulating in the blood and as it does so it expands slightly. People with Diabetes (PWDs) are recommended to get their BG levels normalized before getting an optical exam for prescription (Rx) glasses. If they don't then the run the risk of getting Rx glasses they can't use if they get their diabetes under control.

Sounds like you're well on your way to better control and normalizing your BG levels. Kudos to you.

Blessings to you and yours


George1947 2012-02-19 20:35:14 -0600 Report

As your blood glucose changes, your vision changes too. The changes are due to the changes in pressure inside you eyes. Once you get your BG into the normal range you may need to have another eye examination…

Caroltoo 2012-02-19 20:34:23 -0600 Report

I had a similar type of experience except I've moved from trifocals to non-prescription readers at my opthomologist's suggestion.

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