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Old 10-27-2016, 17:17   #1
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Hi folks,

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this, but will my blurry vision ever be OK again?

I was just diagnosed. Am on a couple of meds and have a meter. This morning my bg was 8.0 mmol/l .... very high for first thing in the morning before eating. My drive to work was tough as my vision was super blurry. At this point, wearing my glasses in worse than not wearing them.

I was already having difficult seeing close up with glasses due to my age, but now it is impossible to see close up.

Once this is all under control, will my vision be "ok"? I really don't want permanent eye damage if I can avoid it.

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Blurred vision can be caused by high blood sugar levels. It can also happen when blood sugar levels are dropping. If this is the case, you should see improvement once your BG becomes stable at a lower level.

What you don't want to do is invest in a new prescription right away.

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I do not know how common blurry vision is but it is not rare and it is most likely temporary.

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Diabetes affects virtually all structures of the eye, but it is important to know that some conditions found in people with diabetes are not an indication that eye disease will progress to permanent vision loss or blindness.

For example, many people experience blurred vision in the early stages of diabetes. This blurred vision is caused by fluid seeping into the lens of the eye and causing the lens to swell, changing its shape and altering its ability to focus properly. Once diabetes treatment begins and blood glucose is under control, the lens resumes its normal shape and vision improves.

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Thanks you both very much! I was ready to run to my eye doctor. I just got new glasses earlier this year and hate to shell out for new ones. The vision impairment comes and goes. It is better now, later in the morning.

Thanks again!

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Thanks you both very much! I was ready to run to my eye doctor. I just got new glasses earlier this year and hate to shell out for new ones. The vision impairment comes and goes. It is better now, later in the morning.

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Vision is how I discovered my diabetes. My prescription changed but when the glasses came in, I swore they gave me someone else's glasses!

My vision gradually came back to my normal prescription upon treating the diabetes so in my opinion (little value in that! ) your vision should return to normal as you treat the diabetes!

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Hi again.... how long do you think it will take before my vision comes back?

My doc has me on:

Metformin 500 mg

Dapagliflozin 10 mg

I have been taking it since the weekend of the 22nd of October. I've also been watching my carb and sugar intake since and drinking lots of water. I test my blood glucose and it is usually in the range of 6.2 and 8.0 mmol/l ... is it dependent on when I get my blood glucose down?

Sorry for the crazy questions, I'm new to this and scared.... :-(

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Hi again.... how long do you think it will take before my vision comes back? ... is it dependent on when I get my blood glucose down? Sorry for the crazy questions, I'm new to this and scared.... :-(
Yes, it's dependent on your blood sugars and will come back around accordingly. And don't be scared...it's not like you're blind.

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I'm actually shocked that my vision is better without glasses. I've stopped wearing them.... weird. I am OK with my vision being better now without glasses :-) :-)

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I've reached the 4 week mark since my diagnosis, Initially I dropped my BG from 470 to 116 over a weekend...blurry vision for everything inside 36 inches, distance was clear. I went the route of a pair of cheap drug store glasses, and as of this morning I started noticing a big change, I'm down to being blurry only inside of around 12 inches, so I'm confident it is clearing up. My two week average BG is 86 with 0 lows and 1 high reading.

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Good to hear about your vision improvement. Your BG is doing good too.

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