Diabetes and eyesight

By seanbonjovi Latest Reply 2015-04-09 17:16:08 -0500
Started 2015-03-29 12:32:58 -0500

I just found I have type 2 about 2 weeks ago…my Glucose #s are in the 300s up to 600 …Im on Metforman max Dosage and another I forgot the name right off hand…

Ive been having a really hard time seeing and can actually see better with my glasses off..but still very blurry…and of course feel like im walking around drunk…
Is this going to go away or get worse ?

6 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2015-04-01 10:02:09 -0500 Report

whenever my blood sugar is high for an extended time (a few days) my eyesight goes blurry. Once the blood sugar levels come back down my eyesight goes back to normal.

kimfing 2015-03-30 23:46:21 -0500 Report

My Dr told me once my bs was under 200 consistently, eyesight should improve and it did. So much so, i only wear my glasses now when driving

jayabee52 2015-03-29 16:10:45 -0500 Report

Howdy Sean
I agree with the other replies to get your eyes checked by an opthamologist who should do a dialated retinal exam.

The blurriness may well be due to a higher pressure in the vitreous humor (the clear jelly) in your eyeball. Since your BG (blood glucoae) levels are above 300 mg/dl it is likely this is the case. But when you get your eye exam your pressure in your vitreous may not have diminished enough, as it generally takes two weeks of close to normal BG levels for the eyeball pressure to lower. So go back to the eye Dr once your BG levels are between 80 and 130 mg/dl. Otherwise you may get a Rx for glasses you won't be able to use.

God's best to you and yours

sweetslover 2015-03-29 14:38:37 -0500 Report

Please, please go get your eyes checked immediately. It might just be your BG readings, or you might be having complications. Your sight is too precious to take that chance.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-29 12:41:32 -0500 Report

I recommend to everyone to schedule a full eye exam as soon as possible after diagnosis…Diabetes can cause severe damage to the eyes..Make sure you tell the doctor you have diabetes…THAT being said…I had the same problem..my vision was excellent before diagnosis..well not excellent I had to wear reading glasses to read very fine print but I am in my late 40's…After I was diagnosed I was given Metformin…one morning shorty thereafter I sat at my computer and everything was a complete blur…scared the crap out of me…I had a complete eye exam and the doctor told me my eyes were healthy and that is was in fact my BG readings that was causing my blurred vision…He informed me that once I could maintain my BG reading under 200 for several weeks my eyesight would return to normal…and it did…please do not interpret this as a reason NOT to get your eyes checked…proper eye care is a very important part of your diabetes care…Make an appointment to see an eye doctor ASAP, so he can evaluate the condition of your eyes and see if there has been any damage done by your diabetes..My eye doctor explained to me that problems caught early can be treated…

seanbonjovi 2015-04-09 17:16:08 -0500 Report

Well im scheduled for an exam May 21…as of now my vision hasn't gotten any better…Im taking 2500mg of metformin and 10 mg Glipizide a day…I don't know if that helps or makes things worse far as my vision goes…I don't have insurance so Ive been going to a free clinic…they don't really do more than they have to…are these meds something that I will remain on or will they change?