Blurry vision.

Refined Ruffian
By Refined Ruffian Latest Reply 2015-01-21 16:06:25 -0600
Started 2015-01-20 09:23:26 -0600

I was diagnosed diabetic just a few weeks ago, although my doctor suspects I have had it for three to six months. I started to experience some of the symptoms after I ceased taking another medication, Testosterone. The initial symptoms were excessive thrist and urination, and dry mouth. I also experienced exhaustion. I had assumed this was all related to my testosterone levels. Surprise, surprise…

I started to experience blurred vision earlier this month. For about a week all of my distance vision was blurry, but my near vision was great. This was before I was diagnosed, so I went to an optometrist and had my eyes checked. I was told my sight is perfect but my focusing was weak. He told me I probably had a spike in blood sugar (this is when the alarm bells started to ring). A week later my eye sight was perfect again. Well, for the last week my near vision is affected by the inability to focus. This is driving me crazy!!!

How long can I expect this to continue? The optometrist told me to wait three months after started the medication before getting my eyes checks.

I am not sure if this matters, but my early morning fasting blood sugar levels have gone from 344 on 31 December to 188 today. Apparently I am in some form of control at the moment.

How long does blurry vision last, how often does it come back, and is it affected by current blood sugar levels? Thanks, everybody.


9 replies

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-20 21:13:47 -0600 Report

I went for a full eye exam three weeks after being diagnosed…my vision was getting very blurry..one day I was fine..the next I woke up and couldn't focus on the computer screen…freaked me out…the doctor told me my eyes were perfectly healthy and that it was my BG levels that were messing with my vision…he said once my levels stayed consistently under 200 for a few weeks my vision would start returning to normal.. a week later my vision began to improve…very important to go every year for a FULL eye exam and make sure your doctor is aware that you are diabetic..

Refined Ruffian
Refined Ruffian 2015-01-21 05:57:05 -0600 Report

Jibber Jabber, I actually went for a full eye exam within a few days of the initial blurriness. It was just a few days later when my doctor called to give me the news. The eye doctor did say it was BG and said it would go away but didn't say when or how. This is by far the longest I have gone without playing on my iPhone…

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-21 16:06:25 -0600 Report

Do your best to never go over 200..I know it can be hard..but according to my eye doctor THAT is the key…a few weeks consistently under 200…and it will start returning to normal…my vision is perfect now…okay well not perfect..I am 46 and still need my reading glasses for fine print..

Refined Ruffian
Refined Ruffian 2015-01-21 05:56:29 -0600 Report

Jibber Jabber, I actually went for a full eye exam within a few days of the initial blurriness. It was just a few days later when my doctor called to give me the news. The eye doctor did say it was BG and said it would go away but didn't say when or how. This is by far the longest I have gone without playing on my iPhone…

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-20 12:32:44 -0600 Report

I tend to wake up with higher glucose numbers and that is when I experience blurry vision on occasion. It goes away when my glucose comes down. I haven't asked my doctor about it. I think I will.

kimfing
kimfing 2015-01-20 09:54:21 -0600 Report

Get bs stable under 150. To avoid complications. My Dr said to get my bs under 200 to see improvement in vision after dx. Wouldn't let me get my new prescription tli my a1c was in acceptable range. Range now betwn 80-100 98% of the time

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-01-20 09:54:09 -0600 Report

It sounds like your fasting BG is still high. I had the same blurry vision problem when I was diagnosed. My doctor said it would clear up when I kept my fasting BG around 100 for a few weeks. It did. Hope this helps.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-01-20 09:37:30 -0600 Report

My advice, as someone who has already lost sight in one eye, is to see an OPHTHALMOLOGIST right away. You really need a thorough exam of your retinas to make sure no damage has started.
Congratulations on getting you fasting BGL down … still got a ways to go but a good start.

namaste
Steve

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