blurred vision

By randys531 Latest Reply 2014-04-09 05:10:16 -0500
Started 2014-04-06 12:12:09 -0500

I noticed before I was diagnosed with type 2 my vision was starting to get blurred
dr. said that was one of the signs what I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if so how long did it take for there vision to clear up doc said it would but he did not give me any kind of time frame.

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Mz Tara
Mz Tara 2014-04-08 13:09:07 -0500 Report

My vision blurs daily depending on when I eat. When my sugar goes up, it blurs …when it goes down it blurs … but most of the day it's 20/20.

kimfing 2014-04-06 20:33:45 -0500 Report

My vision was like that before dx. My Dr told me once i get bs under 200, vision should clear up and i had to get my a1c level down before i could get new prescription. I do notice when my sugar goes a little high, my vision isn't as good. Im very sensitive. I feel high at 125.

Kaydoo 2014-04-06 18:39:04 -0500 Report

I had blurred vision too, it is still blurry if my numbers go over 300, but seems to be much better when it's in the high 100s, haven't gotten into to normal range yet but I'm starting to figure out how to keep them from climbing too high.

jayabee52 2014-04-06 18:15:23 -0500 Report

Howdy Randy

Yes,, I've had that when my BG#s were high for a while.

Please get it checked out by an opthamologist (dialated retinal exam), because it could be a number of things causing the blurred vision such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and bleeding into the eye.

If Opthamologist determines it is due to your High BG#s you should bring your numbers back down and your vision may correct itself. You might want to wait on getting glasses until your BG#s are in control. It would be a shame if you got new glasses to correct your vision only to not be able to use them when your vision changes again.

Sometimes it could be nothing more than having an excessive pressure in one's Aqueous humour (the clear gel in one's eyeball) due to having high BG levels for a while. When one brings one's BG levels down to close to "normal" (for about 2 weeks), the pressure in the eyeball lessens and one's normal focal point comes back into alignment with the renina, and one can see clearly again (if one doesn't need glasses).

God's best to you and yours


GMV 2014-04-06 17:42:46 -0500 Report

Hey Randy …I had the same problem. Was diagnosed about a month ago and noticed that my vision started to get blurred. Doctor told me that it usually takes up to 6 weeks, but it all depends on how quickly you get your blood sugar down and more stable.
Also, be prepared… after I started taking JANUMET the vision actually got worse for a while… Scared the heck out of me. Apparently that is a good sign it means that your eyes are responding to the meds.
My vision is still a little blurry, but not as bad as it was 2 weeks ago. Headed in the right direction. Good luck !

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-06 15:27:07 -0500 Report

Randy the doctor can't give you a time frame. He has no idea how long it is going to take for you to get your blood sugar numbers under control. In fact no one can answer that question. Even you don't know how long it is going to take you to get your blood sugar under control. As you do, you will notice your vision getting clearer.

I had that problem and it cleared up once I got my numbers down. It took about 3 months for it to be totally clear. The doctor told me not to get new glasses until it was clear and 3 months after that he said it was okay to get new glasses.

Diabetes is not a once size fits all disease, it can have a different effect for each person. There are some questions that no one can answer and this is one of them. It may have taken me six months, it could take you longer or it could happen sooner. It all comes down to how determined you are to get you blood sugar under control. good luck to you.

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