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Old 04-30-2012, 18:59   #1
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It is my understanding from lots of research that droopy eyelid tissue can be a side effect of diabetes. I have this problem on my upper lids and wonder if anyone else does and if so, have you found a product that helps tighten the skin? Mine is not affecting my vision so I can't have a blepharoplasty procedure. But I have had people ask me why I don't get it fixed so it is obvious to others.

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My mother did not have diabetes, yet she had badly drooping upper eyelids. If she'd lived longer, I think she would have had the surgery to reduce the droop.

I also have drooping eyelids. Not yet as bad as Mom's, but I'm not yet as old as she was. Since I didn't develop D until very late in life (although was certainly insulin resistant for many years), I am not thinking that there's that much of a relationship between the two.

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i'm not aware of it being related. I have one that droops enough to involve my sight at time, but I'm not concerned as it is a family condition and will only get worse with time.

Besides, it is not the only thing droopy on my body!

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I think if you go to my profile & check the picture album, you can even see how my upper eyelids sag clear down to the eyelashes. It's a family trait - my dad and all his siblings have the same droopy lids - so I think it has nothing to do with diabetes. So far it doesn't block my vision.

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I have it to a small extent but I think it is the aging process.

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i'm not aware of it being related. I have one that droops enough to involve my sight at time, but I'm not concerned as it is a family condition and will only get worse with time.

Besides, it is not the only thing droopy on my body!
You cracked me up with that one!

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I don't believe droopy eyelids are a symptom of diabetes. From what I have seen, the people who have 'bedroom eyes' when they are young, once they get older and gravity takes it's toll, they turn into droopy eyelids. I have them too, but at my age (68), I figure as long as I don't trip over them when I walk, I'll just let them droop.

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I know I'm dragging up an old post, however...

This will sound strange, but I'll tell you anyway. Long, long, long ago Jack LaLanne had a morning exercise TV program. In one of the exercises he would open his eyes as wide as he could for so many seconds, then shut them as tight as he could for so many seconds. He died at age 96 and looked mighty young for that age, plus his eyelids didn't bag nearly as much as mine do and I have a long way to go to get to 96.

I saw this post about a month ago, so I decided to experiment, and if it was successful, I'd report back here. Every day for the past month I have been slathering my forehead and eyes in cold cream, to avoid more wrinkles, then I open my eyes wide for 3 seconds, then shut tight for 3 seconds. I do that 10 times. I would swear that my eyes look like they are wider open than they were before I started doing this. It's a slow process, maybe because I only do it once a day.

If you try it and it doesn't work for you, don't blame me, it was LaLanne's idea.

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I don't believe droopy eyelids are a symptom of diabetes. From what I have seen, the people who have 'bedroom eyes' when they are young, once they get older and gravity takes it's toll, they turn into droopy eyelids. I have them too, but at my age (68), I figure as long as I don't trip over them when I walk, I'll just let them droop.
ROFL. I wanted to use my picture of a smiley rolling on the floor laughing but I can't figure out how to put it into the reply.
Now saying that, I had a friend who had droopy eyelids and had them fixed. Being Deaf I use my peripheral vision a great deal more than Hearing so while Hearing people may not be bothered by droopy eyelids it would bother me a lot. It is a Deaf thing.


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