how to help loved one

smokeejo
By smokeejo Latest Reply 2013-03-28 11:53:31 -0500
Started 2010-04-05 21:47:56 -0500

My husband was diagnosed with diabetes a week ago, the past couple days he has been having blurry vision. I don't know if this is due to diabetes or not. I also don't know what I can do to help him through this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


61 replies

Miss_Teal
Miss_Teal 2013-03-28 11:53:31 -0500 Report

just an addition to what others posted about salads and such at fast food places how about bringins apples and fruits that don't spoil as much

Lakeland
Lakeland 2012-03-22 19:38:41 -0500 Report

blurry vision is how I found out I was diabetic. my sugar was 550. it takes a few days to get the blood sugar numbers down & my vision is back to normal now. My brother in law is an eye doctor, he lives in a different state & gave me good advice.

I did go see a local eye doctor & he wanted me to get glasses right away. Glen told me my sight would come back so not to waste my money on the glasses unless the doctor was willing to change my lenses for free. the eye doc wouldn't do that so I figured he knew better & was a cheat.

my doctors didn't give me anything to drop my sugar, I had to watch what I ate & walk to get my numbers down. they did come down & I don't need glasses.

just watch the carbs look on the packaging, read the labels. it's better for a diabetic if the fiber content is 4 or above. the higher fiber content makes the body work harder to turn those carbs in to sugar so the blood sugar numbers won't spike. Eat healthy, watch the portions, watch fruit, it's healthy but it really spikes my sugars. it did take a week to get my sugars down

Jan8
Jan8 2012-03-22 14:58:49 -0500 Report

when I first got diabetes my eyes were blurry when my Bgs were too low. Boy! It's six of one and half dozen with the other!

Teria20
Teria20 2012-03-22 14:35:35 -0500 Report

It's from his diabeties..I get like that when my sugar is to high..If it keeps happening he should let his doctor know because it could be his medicine is not working well and they need to change it or something that he is eating

snuggles071
snuggles071 2012-03-22 09:30:15 -0500 Report

when i was diagnosed my vision was very blurry too,until i got my blood sugar down it took me a couple months,low carb diet and metformin,i thought i was going blind,i didnt even know what a carb meant when i was diagnosed now i look at everything,my dr told me eat what ever you want but never go over 60 carbs a meal,which at the time i thought was impossible but it is very easy before long i was eating less and less carbs just by looking at packages,my first a1c was 10.8 now im at 5.8,ive lost 60 lbs since june,it is so scarry when you are first diagnosed ,i love diabetic connect so many people are so kind and will love to help you along your journy of learning to live with diabetis

Judijudi
Judijudi 2011-01-15 12:53:24 -0600 Report

When I was first diagnosed my BS was VERY high and my vision was very blurry. I was petrified! The doctor put me on metformin/glybride combo and assured me that once the meds kicked in and the glucose count stabilized the vision would clear up. It took about 4 or 5 days but it did clear up. It is so very important to keep that BS under control…

princessaiko
princessaiko 2011-01-15 12:35:09 -0600 Report

when i first attend a menu planning class —i was told "free food" and i could have as much —-was, diet sodas, especially if you "have to have something." i asked about the "STUFF" in diet sodas —-i was told it's okay, not suger, no carbs…HOW DECEPTIVE…maybe they just want to help you get worse!!!!!!!!so you HAVE TO BE ON THOSE MEDS!and then more complications. NEVER TAKE IT AS TRUTH——ask, ask ask get more information —-ask ask ask until you know the truth!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-01-15 13:34:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Princess!
I've worked in the medical field for about 11 yrs. The major portion of the medical field just wants do the right thing for you. I have seen no evidence that "maybe they just want to help you get worse!!!!!!!!" The deception goes deeper, actually. The front line medical worker CNAs LPNs, RNs Drs, usually want to do what's best for you. But they rely on (in the case for Drs) manufacturer reps. They get paid for what they selll, so that's part of the breakdown. Drs give orders to the RNs, the RNs give the order to the LPN & CNA and "stuff" rolls downhill.

I agree with the need for patient (consumer) vigilance. The Dr is a busy person and sometimes they could do more to vet the information they get. But please don't impugn the motives of medical workers at any level. They're just going by the best information they can. Unfortunately some of that inormation is erroneous.

1creekindian
1creekindian 2011-06-18 12:58:00 -0500 Report

Princess and Jayabee, I was thinking the same thing, but not about the medical field personel, but the medication builders, this is my story, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure due to stress, I was on medication (can't remember the name) for about a year, then all of sudden my doctor whom I no longer go to, said to me one day, I need to change your meds, cause I believe this med is hiding the fact you are diabetic, her being a doctor I believed her, so we changed my meds, and she added glyburide, and now I am up to 2/500mg of glyburide and 1 500 mg of metformin and a double dose of high blood pressure, and if I can't get my sugar under control, and it seems no matter what or how much I eat, my resting blood sugar is sky high, I may end up losing my job because of this, so yes I believe this medication has caused me to get worse instead of better, because of the medcation building people telling lies. I have no idea what to do now. no one can help me, even my new doctor. I'm at the point now that I'm eating only raw veggies, and water, when I could eat anything I wanted and never gained weight or felt bad.

JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2012-12-01 14:26:22 -0600 Report

Sweetie - get on some insulin. The first year after I was diagnosed, I was eating nothing but salads and green beans and walking an hour on the treadmill a day and couldn't get my numbers down under 200. I researched long lasting insulin and chose Lantus. I went to my doctor and he prescribed it. That night I took 10 units and when I woke in the morning, my sugar was 115. The lowest it had been in two years.

Insulin does not mean you failed - it is another medication to help you manage your diabetes. Please research it. I'm surprised your doctor hasn't recommended it. I understand most doctors prefer people to start on insulin with really high sugars.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-01 23:31:11 -0600 Report

I want to second Jolene's recommendation to use insulin, and her saying that using insulin doesn't mean you've failed controlling your Diabetes (DM), insulin is a TOOL to better control your out of control DM.

Dana181
Dana181 2011-01-15 12:01:46 -0600 Report

My boyfriend is legally blind from his diabetes complications…I'm a nursing assistant and I would have have your husband see an eye specialist, diabetes specialist to see if his blood glucose levels are normal.

carbcounter2
carbcounter2 2011-01-14 18:45:10 -0600 Report

Yes Its could by I would see if its retinopathy and if its not he needs to get his blood sugar down to stop it from making the problem worse.

heims61
heims61 2010-11-13 14:15:30 -0600 Report

My husband was diagnose with Type 2 Diabetes in 2009. He is an OTR truck driver and says he can't eat healthy because there is no healthy food out on the road. Right now is glucose level is 287 and his triglycelrides are 534 and cholesterol is 236. So the doctor told him he needs to watch what he eats, exercise and lose weight. My question is what can I do to help. I don't fry any meals when fixed at home and I shouldn't have to go with him on the road to make sure he doesn't eat nothing he is not suppose to eat. How can I show him or tell him or even make him listen that he is only hurting himself? Any response would be appreciated.

1creekindian
1creekindian 2011-06-18 13:11:37 -0500 Report

I'm an otr trucker also, having a difficult time with my sugar too, but he is lying about the no healthy food, it's food he doesn't like, like me, but if he wants to live he needs to do what is best, I get bags of raw veggies and divide them up in snack size baggies, if he wants a desert he should eat one of those cottage cheese and fruit 100 cal snack things, or get the sugar free puddings. Patatoes are a bigg no no, maybe once a week, I get a baked patato from wendy's and a small chili, at subway I get a veggie sub, I try not to buy anything snacky like chips crackers or anything like that, He also can buy the unfrigerated bacon, and cook some hard boiled eggs for breakfast, I also eat weight controled or low sugar oatmeal for breakfast, I try not to eat anything heavy for suppers, but he has to eat something or his sugar will be sky high in the morning too. IT IS a life change, unfortunately this happens to us, especially if we dont' excercise, I bought hand weights, and try to do a little weight lifting, and while my husband drives, I hang onto the bunk and do deep knee bends, lie on the bunk stretch my feet out in front of me, and do sit ups, and if he is a solo driver he has plenty of time to walk, 30 min.s a day is all he needs. i also bought a jump rope, but that is kinda hard, he could also buy a bike and ride around the town, for about an hour before bed time. it is hard, but a habit is made in 21 day's, to break a habit takes 21 day's also. but you know what, it is up to him, no one else can make him. so don't argue with him don't nag him cause that just makes a person that much more head strong. So just tell him, this is up to you, and go out and get a big life insurance policy on him so you will be set for life when he does croak. sorry to be blunt but maybe that is what you need to do with him. :-0)

saleana
saleana 2011-01-15 01:38:51 -0600 Report

he lying about there no healthy food choice on the road at the truck stops if he look a lot of truck stop have subways now and a lot of the restaurant do carry salads and other healthy foods you don't have to have fry foods or he could get him self a mini frig and stock it with healthy foods

kyoungMN
kyoungMN 2011-01-14 22:24:12 -0600 Report

There are salads, healthy sandwiches, soups and fruits & veggies available at every gas station and truck stop. Maybe you should go w/ him to a general "gas station or truck stop" and look at the options and the ingredients/nutritional values so he knows what's available.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-01-15 01:39:16 -0600 Report

I don't know about those pre made sandwiches. Usually those are loaded with carbs and salt. I think you should check out those sandwiches and determine how healthy they REALLY are. Often they are made of white bread and "wheat" (brown colored) bread, which is not really better than white. You also have to look at the labels and determine how many servings is in the sandwitch. They sometimes play games with serving sizes. They may show a low carb number, but if you check the serving size you'll often see that it's 2.5 or 3 servings in the sandwich. You might want to decide which sandwiches might be good if he runs out of food on the trip, but for cost and carb wise, I don't think you can beat homemade sandwiches made with rye and sourdough breads. or a whole grains bread. Theose premade sandwiches can really be expensive and pack a real load of carbs.

Go with premade sandwiches only as absolutely nedessary as a fallback.

carbcounter2
carbcounter2 2011-01-14 18:36:33 -0600 Report

My husband is also otr truck driver and he almost lost his license when his blood sugars were 280 to 300 for a month. I told him he is the love of my life and I am not to be mean I am doing this out of love.I made a list dos and don,t for meals that he buy out and when he is in we go to the store and get health snacks he likes then I divide it up in zip lock bags in the right amount by serving size and then put 3 in larger bag for his snacks. Send water for he to drink in the truck. I also give him a list of splurges that he can have 1 a day. Also keep cooking low carbs at home.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2010-11-13 01:31:49 -0600 Report

He should be checked for DM retinopathy? For sure!

But we need to make sure our BG#s are stable before going to a opthamologist to get a Rx for eyeglasses. You'd hate to get a new Rx for glasses just to have your eyesight change again when your BG#s stabilize.

For a while when my sugars were screwey my vision was blurry. I had to use a magnifying glass to read smaller print when I hadn't before. Now when BG#s are fairly stable my eyes are OK.

Lil C
Lil C 2010-11-13 00:09:32 -0600 Report

Once he gets his numbers down the blurred vision should go away, and just make sure you give him all the support he needs everything will be fine.

frail303
frail303 2010-11-12 22:54:06 -0600 Report

The blurry vision is due to diabetes. He will need to get his vision checked to make sure everything is okay behind his eyes. The best thing you can do is to be there for him, love him no matter what, give him all the support and encouragement that you can. It's hard to go through diabetes when you're alone. Don't ever let him think that it is his fault or that he is alone with this disease.

chrystal2011
chrystal2011 2010-11-12 11:51:30 -0600 Report

well when i first was diagnosed i had a hard time with blurry vision i had to get my meds adjusted twice . now i have been on metformin and actos for a while and they both work very well. has he checked his sugar i check mine twice sometimes three times a day. another thing that has helped my sugars become better is exercising luckily my apartment community has a gym and i have been using it alot to work out.

rclehman1
rclehman1 2010-11-12 10:44:03 -0600 Report

I have also experienced blurry vision. However, I have noticed that this happens when my glucose levels are out of whack. Monitoring my glucose level and watching my diet has helped me reduce the instances of blurred vision. If this persists I would discuss it with the doctor.

shooter1
shooter1 2010-11-12 08:41:01 -0600 Report

I've had diabetes for over 4 years now, after I blew two holes in my heart and they said I would die. The doctor patched me up, but, then I was found to be diabetic. I'm doing pretty well, but, I have alot of problem loosing weight. My doctor doesn't want me to over exercise due to the heart condition, so, it is hard to loose weight. I did have blurry vision in the beginning till my meds were adjusted. You should get over that problem, cause as for me, my vision hasn't changed in over 4 years. Hang in there it gets better.

dorway
dorway 2010-11-13 00:40:26 -0600 Report

Shooter without debate I have a suggestion. I know it works caused my friend lost 52 pounds without exercising.

1. I had her to stop drinking the poison diet soda's ( Aspartame )
2. Stop consuming foods that containes the poison ( Phenylalanine a.k.a Aspartame) of which is in over 6,000 foods and chewing gum too.
3. Stop consuming foods that contains MSG ( monosodium glutamate )
4. Avoid drinking Tap water which contains toxins and sodium fluoride, get a water filter.
5. Good luck on ducking the products that contains corn syrup
6. Need a sweetner, get Stevia

Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2010-11-11 14:52:41 -0600 Report

Lordy. I got a new precription for eye glasses in July. I was diagnosed Aug3. I was very irritated with my new glasses. I went back to my last precription. (I could not do anything with contacts in). Ultimately I when to wearing my coke bottle lenses from 23 years ago! I think my sugar had a negative effect for years and I just didn't know it. I blamed my poor vision on the ball field or ball court when I couldn't see my girls. In a word, YES, sugar will affect your vision. My dr. wants me to wait one year and try again. and its ok. Mrs. Alice

GRezGolfer
GRezGolfer 2010-10-28 21:35:15 -0500 Report

I get blurry vison when my glucose level is not correct. Most of the time when it is low is when I get blurry vision. When he complains about blurry vision, check his blood and treat if not within the proper levels

Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck 2010-10-28 19:04:20 -0500 Report

My vision was blurry for about a month when I switched from humolog to novalog insulin. it got better when the Dr switched me back.

jaclyncrystal
jaclyncrystal 2010-09-13 15:00:47 -0500 Report

I have had blurred vision for some time now, I have just recently gotten my blood levels much lower, but unfortunately in my case I have severe problems with my retinas, have been seeing specialist about these problems, please everyone who is new watch your vision very carefully, I am awaiting some new glasses and praying that with them I will once again be able to enjoy my life, not being able to see clearly is so hard some days. This is the reason I have not been on the site for awhile, it is too hard to see to type. I also have exrteme dry eyes, but I have faith that all will get better. jackie

cindylt
cindylt 2010-05-10 17:36:20 -0500 Report

I finally went to the doctor because of blurry vision and that is when I learned I had diabetes. I just had a check up with my ophthalmologist and was told that it could take a couple of months for my eyesight to return to complete normal because my eyes were full of glucose and that once I had gotten my blood sugar under control it would take some time to clear up. In the meantime, I use reading glasses to read and see anything up close. Best of luck… Cindy

bace
bace 2010-05-10 15:53:01 -0500 Report

The week I was diagnosed, the same thing happened to me. I had the fatigue and thirstiness for a few weeks by then (it was summer, it didn't hit me that I was TOO thirsty!) but I ended up in the hospital when diagnosed. Of course my sugar was extremely high… That whole week I struggled with blurry vision, it took about a week or so to stop the worst of it, until I started my meds and new diet. I have not had a problem with it since…but if my sugar goes very high now (which I've worked very hard to control) my eyes may get slightly blurry occassionally, not real bad, though. Being a new diabetic, he should be checked by an eye doctor soon anyway.

LiL Kim
LiL Kim 2010-05-10 13:44:01 -0500 Report

yes the blindness is prbly from the diabetes ma'am.i kno sometimes when i wake up my vision is a lil off like a lil more blurry etc. i do wear glasses and that helps ALOT. it could be a sign of High Blood Sugar.be sure that he checks his sugar regularly to help him out so he doesnt feel so crummy.low BS,High BS etc. if u have any more questions be sure to message me if you would like. and i will do everything in my power to help u though nething. yes it is difficult but with the right attitude and how you go on to persue things makes a world of difference. dnt give up. you have a lovely day.
Love Kimberly :)

auntbala
auntbala 2010-05-09 23:01:58 -0500 Report

hello — a couple people have mentioned this already but blurred vision can be a symptom of ketoacidosis, which is something that happens when sugar levels remain high. ketoacidosis is very serious and probably should be checked out. like someone else said, monitoring his sugar is critical.

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GNye 2010-05-09 21:35:44 -0500 Report

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Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-11 00:11:24 -0500 Report

Happy day,
Glad I came & read this very informative & it need 2 b known. Once known now held accountable. I will share this w/Michael (my husband) he is the diabetic in our hm. Be blessed & stay favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

emi-rgz
emi-rgz 2010-05-10 00:53:44 -0500 Report

wow! thank you so much for this i too have burr visions. and i will sure try it anything to get this sugar down lower. thanks again.

azrollin
azrollin 2010-04-10 04:31:38 -0500 Report

I have the same problem. My vision becomes blurry when my BG is high (130-170), but when my BG goes down (100-120), vision returns to normal.

I was diagnosed with Type 2 when my doc questioned why I was losing weight despite my normal eating habits. My vision was also blurry and I get easily disoriented with rapid heartbeat. My postprandial glucose test was 360. With oral meds, I was able to control my BG down to 100 - 120. I get hypoglycemic once in a while but that's easy to manage.

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GNye 2010-05-09 21:47:20 -0500 Report

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Anne56
Anne56 2010-04-09 09:43:11 -0500 Report

Hello, Smokeejo, and welcome. I love that you got on the site to ask about helping your husband. Joining the site is a huge step in that direction!

What was amazingly supportive to me when I was first diagnosed was the interest that my family took in contributing to what I needed: a new life style! That is such a tall order, but my family was "in"! My husband and our two adult daughters were more than willing to make changes to their own diets — sort of WITH me.

One of my daughters went to a bookstore to spend hours (literally) checking out books. She bought me two. She knows me well, and the books are just what I would have purchased if I had thought to do that! This daughter also sent me the link to this site, after roaming around on the Internet.

My other daughter lives with us. She has been altering recipes, finding new ones, shopping carefully, and helping me to explore what's best for me.

My husband continues to give me my bedtime shot. I'm not clear why he wants to do that, but it is a genuine contribution. I am forgetful, for one thing, and the shots are a pain in the arse to me (well, a pain in the belly anyway).

A friend of ours made me her fantastic strawberry preserves — without sugar. Another friend bought me sugar-free candy with an Internet address to purchase all kinds of sugar-free items.

All in all, what was and is so greatly supportive to me is that my loved ones share a hearty interest in my and their own health. One of the first things my daughter said was, "Your diet shouldn't be much different from anyone who wants to eat healthy".

There were many other things that I found supportive, especially from folks on this site. It all helped to create an attitude of allowing the diagnosis to become a gift in my life. But the single best thing that my spouse offered to me was his active support and sense of partnership in this. Sounds to me like you already have that nailed.

Best wishes,
Anne

Armourer
Armourer 2010-04-12 19:11:59 -0500 Report

It is really cool Anne that your family was so supportive and willing to change to help you! My family and extended family aren't willing to do that one bit.

Jeanae
Jeanae 2012-03-22 07:40:15 -0500 Report

Armourer- I am so sorry your family and extended family are not willing to change or be supportive of you. My husband and kids were very supportive. In fact they insisted on changing as well. Ocassionaly my kids will request oven fried potatoes which I will make for them and fix oven roasted or grilled asparagus or what ever veg is in season for me. I did lose a lot of "friends" in my social cirle because I no longer pigged out on pizza and fast food with them or sat around drinking. But I realized they cared more about the food than me. Afterall I can still go and hang out and not drink or eat what they are. I can bring my own healthy stuff but… no. It made them feel bad. Now I surround myself with only supportive, positive people. It has helped with my struggle with diabetes and now with a much more painful situation that I am going through. Hang in there. I am glad you found a group (here) that will give you all the support and encouragement you need, and then some. Stay strong!

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-04-08 13:27:56 -0500 Report

Reading your post, It would be hard to tell if your husband's blurred vision is from his diabetes or something else…But, that is how I found out that I had diabetes…I woke up one morning, and my vision was so blurry that I could not see anything unless I was right on it…I saw my eye Dr. and he told me that I needed to see my physician right away and have my BS checked…I immediately made an appointment with my physician, when he checked my Blood Glucose, it was off the charts…At my age, he diagnosed me with having Type 2, gave me some pills, sent me home, and said, my BS should start going down in a few days, well, it didn't; it just kept getting higher and higher…I ended up in the ER in full blown ketoacidosis, diagnosed as Type 1…Was admitted to the hospital for several days until they got my BS under control…After my BS was down to a fairly good level, my vision went back to normal…Has your husband seen his eye Dr.? I don't know if any of this is of any help to you or not, but thought I would share my situation with you…I know that your husband has already been diagnosed with diabetes, but I think that it would be a very good idea to have his eyes checked just to be on the safe side…Has his BS been running high?

nakedbaboon
nakedbaboon 2010-04-06 16:57:36 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I am having blurred vision at times lightheadedness and pressure in my head. BG is 150-180 when happening. May just be getting used to the meds.

smokeejo
smokeejo 2010-04-06 13:52:21 -0500 Report

thank you to everyone for all your support. i took him to his dr this morning, and his sugar levels have been fine, he does have vertigo, and she gave him additional tips on diet.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-06 14:49:39 -0500 Report

good to know. That is always the best step to take. Did she tell you why his vision might be blurry?

smokeejo
smokeejo 2010-04-06 16:13:12 -0500 Report

she said it could be his body reacting badly to his rapid change in diet. he cut things out cold turkey, and she said he should try adding a couple things back in, then slowly decrease them.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-07 08:27:24 -0500 Report

Wow, I didn't know that could be a cause. Cold turkey is a shock for people. I did some things that way, but I can see if you do it all at once that your body might just say, "What's up with THAT?" I hope he is seeing clearly soon.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-04-08 13:55:30 -0500 Report

My "cold turkey" experience was in doing 3 months of Medifast—-no solid food, then going on a regular diet—WHAMMY, my body reacted, threw a gall stone as my system had gotten lazy in digesting real food, was in the hospital 4 days, on antibiotics and IV's, before going home, then felt like someone had beaten my belly with a board!!!

Many years later, I still have a lot of gall stones, but never have had one bad spell with them again, oh, and I gained most of my weight back, except for 20# which I have to work at to KEEP off—-may get out and try to walk some—as much as I can, and see if I can tone up. Also go to the Wellness Center and do chair aerobics—helps—

With being dizzy it could be that he just has an inner ear problem—that is wicked, no relationship that I know of, to diabetis. I was not diagnosed with diabetis yet, during my episode. Was borderline—-tho—-

Best of Luck!! Pat Roth

Jeanae
Jeanae 2012-03-22 07:42:53 -0500 Report

When I was first diagnosed I cut things out cold turkey. I had blurred vision, fainting, recurring ear infections, etc. With in a couple of weeks when my body adjusted to the change in diet and the sudden onslaught of a ton of meds, my vision cleared and I have not had an ear infection since my numbers lowered. Can I just say- You are an AWESOME wife!

Harlen
Harlen 2010-04-06 13:04:11 -0500 Report

Hello
As a man I will tell you that the stress alone can do thit as well as high BS.See if he is willing to come on this site and chat with others that have or are going thrue the same thing he is just chatting over it may help some ?
I had such a hard time of it atfirst.It is a big deal and life chainging.
Best wishes
Harlen

smokeejo
smokeejo 2010-04-06 16:16:24 -0500 Report

thank you for your kindness. as soon as he is well enough i will have him come to the site, right now he can hardly see to dial the phone, i have to do it for him.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-04-06 12:29:36 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. there could be several reasons for blurry vision. Bg is to high, adjusting to new medications, or
other eye problems. Its best to inform his Dr. and let
him take it from there.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-04-06 08:42:31 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site Smokeejo. It is great to have you so involved in his life.
If he is having blurry vision, you need to take him to his doctor. Has he been testing his blood glucose levels? Blurry vision is often a symptom of high levels and needs to be addressed quickly. It can be cleared up, but you want to take action soon.
The link to the American Diabetes Association with the article on vision is a great one that Mays listed.
Please don't wait though, quick treatment is your best defense at this time.

Roy531
Roy531 2010-04-06 06:55:19 -0500 Report

When I was first diagnosed with Type 2 and started taking the meds to bring my blood sugar down my eyes went blurry but once my sugar levels got to where they should be my eyesight went back to normal. Doctor told me this was something that happened with most diabetics when first diagnosed and started taking meds to control the diabetes. Only lasted about 2 or 3 weeks. once his sugars level out his eye sight should return to normal. If he is still blurry after that would definatly see a eye doctor

MAYS
MAYS 2010-04-05 22:11:03 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

This link should provide you with some of the complications associated with diabetes of which vision problems such as blurriness is one :

http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/...

my personal recommendation is for you to schedule an appointment for an examination with an eye doctor for your husband as soon as possible.

You may also be interested in viewing these short video clips :

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/877-ani...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/879-dia...

Mays

Anonymous
Anonymous 2010-04-05 21:58:32 -0500 Report

Is your husband checking his blood sugars with a glucometer? That is one way to know if his blurred vision is associated with his blood sugar. Your husband is very fortunate to have your loving support. Best wishes.

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