I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago and my vision is now completely flipped. I need glasses for reading now and my distance vision is perfect. My endocrinologist told me to wait about 4 months before going to the eye doctor because there's a good chance my vision will mostly change back because my numbers are so good.
She explained that undiagnosed high sugar counts And fluctuating counts make your retina swell so vision can change several times while getting stable. I'm really hoping I get my near sight back because I'm used to wearing glasses for distance and I'm still always searching for my glasses every time I get into the car. I had to buy sunglasses to feel normal again!
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I had noticed blurry vision before I was diagnosed but chalked it up to tired eyes. My eye Doc and I are friends and he and my Gp are friends so I talk to them very openly. Eye doc said wait about 4 weeks after starting meds then have eye exam. My blurry problem has cleared up now been on meds since Feb. Eye doc said check ups every 6 months instead of yrly and that when my vision is blurry to check my sugar that it is probably up. Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Hi ladies, Unfortunately I also have the same issues the two of you do and a few extra to claim besides....... I'm Debbie and I am 51. I was diagnosed in October, put on metformin in Feb. and increased on meds in March, I have BIG issues with my eyes. They have found a blank area of site that has absolutely NO explanation. The joys of bad eye site..... :(
I agree, although I wish you both were not suffering this awful health issue, it is nice to know someone else can relate! Debbie
It sure is nice to have someone else that's going through the same thing I am, its a lot of information to take in, and its like holy crap, I better start taking care of myself.I hope your vison and your dry patches get better, hormones are for the birds!!
Hi Laidet, my name is Melissa. I'm 42 and was diagnosed about 2 months ago. I was discovered just by having a routine blood test done. I have been having horrible vision problems for about a year now but because of already having vision problems, I figured it was just a part of aging. I unfortunately have no vision coverage and have been having the same problem as you. I can't see up close with my glasses on and I can't see far away with them off so I need a special type of lens that costs a lot of money. I am not able to drive in the dark at all, that's out of the question. My vision is just one thing that the diabetes's has started to effect. My hormones are also very unbalanced as well as the extreme patches of dry skin on my body, did I mention I was only 42?
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I am 52,I was newly diagnosed with type 2 about a month ago, about 2 months ago I noticed my faraway vision was blurry, I went to my eye Dr thinking my Rx has changed, the Dr said it did, then changes my lenses, went to work and couldn't focus close up (Iam on the computer all day), that's when I made an appt with my reg Dr, a week after that was when I was told about the diabetes(.I am going back in a few days to have them put old lenses back in my frames) Has anyone had vision issues, and did your vision become clearer ? Any info would be much appreciated.
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