my vision has really got bad

By longhornmom2002 Latest Reply 2009-12-03 12:26:57 -0600
Started 2009-12-03 11:45:52 -0600

has anyone else had alot of problems with your vision? Iam a brand new type two and so much is going on with my levels right now.but wow my vision has got really bad the eye doctor said it has doubled to the worse side. so much to learn.

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Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-12-03 12:26:57 -0600 Report

That is how I found out that I had diabetes. I woke up one morning and my eyesight was so bad that I couldn't see anything unless I was right up on it. I am at the age to where my eyesight has gradually changed over the years, but I didn't think that it could have changed so drastically just over night. I made an apt. to see my regular eye doctor; he checked my eyes, said that there was nothing drastically wrong,there was no damange, but that I should make an appt. with my medical doc. and have my blood sugar checked. He gave me some contacts, and I could see fine after that. I made an apt. with my medical Dr. immediately. He checked my BS and it was in 400s. He gave me some pills, sent me home, said start taking these and in a few days your BS should start going down. Well, it didn't, it just kept getting higher and higher. I would call him and he would have me come back in, give me more pills, a little stronger, and send me home. He gave me a glucose meter so I could check my BS; finally, I became so ill, and the reading wouldn't even register. My husband rushed me to the hospital, and I was in full blown DKA. I could have died. My Dr. had diagnosed me as a type II and I was type I. Anyway, long story short; I was admitted to the hospital for several days to get my BS down; they got me to the 300s and sent me home. When I saw my endcrinologist she said that they were giving me the wrong insulin in the hospital. Anyway, when I got my BS under control, my eyesight was back close to where it had been before the diabetes. My endocrinologist sent me to a eye specialist to have more extensive tests done to make sure that the high BS had not done any damage to my eyes, and thankfully, it had not. But it has been reccommended to me to see my eye doc. at least once a year.

Hang in there, and when you get your BS under control, your eyesight will be back. Like Jim said, maybe not as good as it once was but with glasses you will be able to see. Just be sure to see your eye doctor to make sure that no damage has been done due to the diabetes. Good luck, Sue T.

sweething 2009-12-03 12:11:47 -0600 Report

This has happened to me after medical proceedures that caused an elevation of blood sugar. The faster that goes down and stays stable, the faster your eyes have a chance of returning to good vision. Call both your medical and eye doctors.

hbkunkel 2009-12-03 12:08:57 -0600 Report

Mine was also terrible when I was first diagnosed and after my bs got under control my vision returned to normal. Everything takes time and can be very frustrating. Hang in there and things will get better:).

Hinboyz3 2009-12-03 12:06:31 -0600 Report

Im so sorry to hear that about your eyes, I too am a new type 2, and need to make a n appointment for my eye exam very soon. Money permitting you know how that goes theirs always something going on. But we have to stay ontop of things bein diabetic with all theses new problems coming up we just dont understand yet.

ptsparkle 2009-12-03 11:56:37 -0600 Report

Once you get your bs levels under control, your vision should stabilize. Might not be what it once was, but will be correctable with glasses. Keep seeing the eye Dr. regularly. Good luck,