Newly Diagnosied

By Tigger0424 Latest Reply 2010-01-18 20:55:10 -0600
Started 2010-01-18 07:56:56 -0600

the doctor said I have type2 what.. would like to know does it affect your eyes and what can I do..?? when I went to the doctor he gave me these eye drops for my eyes cause they water sometime, but sometime my eyes get really red and become sensitive to light..does the diabetes have anything to do with that???

7 replies

alanbossman 2010-01-18 20:55:10 -0600 Report

Welcome to dc site. Everyone here has given you alot of good advice. listen to them just keep in touch and let us know if you need help

justgeo1 2010-01-18 19:37:05 -0600 Report

Welcome to the group, sorry you qualify… I've had type 2 for 12 years now and have no complications. And you should be able to stabilize your problems (notice I didn't say reverse) when you get your blood glucose under control. Have you gotten any information on diet, has your doctor started you on meds? Do you have a meter?

A great book, that will help you understand this disease better is "The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" by Gretchen Becker. Check your local library, or purchase it on Amazon.

Monalisa 2010-01-18 19:07:26 -0600 Report

Welcome to our home, first you need to get educated about diabetes, exercise, your diet and meds as soon as possible, then you trace a plan of action to maintain your blood glucose in a normal range, you have to see your ophtalmologist and check your feet everyday, also check your levels constantly.
And most important keep in touch with your new family (us) !!! Once again, welcome…Hugs…LISA

spiritwalker 2010-01-18 16:20:33 -0600 Report

First, Welcome to the site. Diabetes has many long term
effects. Have you had an eye exam for diabetes? Have
you been to diabetes education classes? They will explain
a great deal about the disease. Sorry you have all this to deal
with at one time. You have come to a good site.Everyone
here is caring and willing to share.

ptsparkle 2010-01-18 15:11:34 -0600 Report

Depends on how long and how out of control your sugars have bee. Long term..yes it can and will affect your eyes. It's important to have an eye exam at least once a year, they can be of great help. Keep visiting your Dr. to get the right meds and advice and plan of treatment. The sooner that is done, the better for you, and many of the problems that come with diabetes. Welcome here. Many good people and knowledge.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-18 09:45:27 -0600 Report

Sorry your going thru this issues that are so new to you. I too was newly diagnosed with type 2 at first I was afraid but got it together and started to ask questions just like you. I know it affects you eyes, you have to use the drops your doctor gave you to make them better. Things will get better for you, and on this site everyone helps everyone out.