Itchy, Burning Eyes and Diabeties

By PRINCESS KIMBERLY Latest Reply 2013-10-07 20:54:12 -0500
Started 2013-10-06 22:23:42 -0500

Ok again this may be a silly question. Does anyone know if it is true that itchy, burning eyes is really a side effect of diabeties? I heard that it is. But I guess I have my thoughts about it. I can't see how it is. Please any input from anyone on this will really help me out. I have seasonal allergeies. So yes my eyes do itch and water from them. But I am having burning too. Thank you everyone for the input.

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Young1s 2013-10-07 20:54:12 -0500 Report

When my numbers go high I start to have issues with my eyes. Not so much itching and burning, but blurriness and watering for sure. And, as my eye doctor has said (and I have now come to know to be true), as the day gets later the symptoms become worse. Talk to your doctor about this and make an appointment with an eye doc. Also, it is really important to get them checked at least once a year.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-10-07 12:20:06 -0500 Report

I have had allergies since I was in my teens so my eyes are always itchy and running when they act up. I can't tell if it is allergies or diabetes. My eye doctor gave me an eye wash that helped for a long time but it no longer is available.

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-10-07 08:30:00 -0500 Report

there are many side effects of the eye(s) Itching and burning could be a sign of retinapathy or DME. Get in for your eye exam, those symptoms can be warnings and if you catch em soon enough, you can correct it and avoid serious eye troubles.

MAYS 2013-10-07 06:46:14 -0500 Report

It can be for some, my eyes water when my glucose level rises and then I start rubbing them causing a chain reaction of sorts, this is due to the changes of pressure within my eyes and the retention of water within the lens of my eyes.
Everyone has different "tell-tale" signs that signal when their blood glucose is rising or spiraling out of control, for me my skin and scalp will began to itch (nerve related no doubt) uncontrollably also.

My advice to you is this, rather than self diagnose yourself, talk to your doctor(s) about this, let them schedule the necessary test for you that diabetics should have done, see an Ophthalmologist and have your eyes examined for diabetes related complications.

Here are some other key test for diabetics that your doctor may suggest and schedule for you:

Take care and manage your diabetes!

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