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I recently had my BG readings 405. Now i am using metforming 500 mg and my BG levels came down around 225.

I am not able to read book or small letters from short distance.

If my bg levels come down to normal will my eye problems go away? Is this problem temporary ?
 

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It's hard to say, I would highly recommend seeing a eye doctor. It's generally recommended that diabetics get checked out at least once a year to prevent complications. How long have you had diabetes and how long have you been running high blood sugars?

My guess without more info is that this is more of a run of the mill eye issue that glasses or a perscription change might fix. But only an eye doctor can tell you.

With diabetes you have to worry about Retinopathy. Where the high blood sugars can damage the nerves that connect to the eyes and eventually lead to blindness.

Don't make this a reason to stress out and jump to this conclusion, just make it a reason to take any change in vision seriously and get it checked out by an eye doctor. Make sure the eye doctor gives you a diabetic check up.

If you don't have eye insurance but you have health insurance, many health insurance companies will cover a diabetic eye exam. Check your policy.

Let us know what you find out.
 

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Hello, welcome to our community! eye problems that are diabetes related can be reversed and usually eliminated by having good diabetes control. This assumes that your eye problems are relatively new and not that far advanced. An opthamologist should examine your eyes to see if you have any retinopathy.

I had some retinopathy a few years ago but when I tightened my control and started having very few highs the problem disappeared and has not bothered me since. Do everything possible to avoid high blood sugar. Too much high blood sugar is what causes diabetes complications. Diabetics with A1c's below 6.5 are much less likely to have complications.

Richard
 

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I have had a lot of eye/vision issues with my diabetes. Since July 2009, my eyeglass prescription has changed 4 times. I have retionopathy and cataracts. I have had a diabetic eye exam done in September 2009. My eye doctors have both told me that blood sugar readings need to be around 120 consistantly before any vision issues can be resolved. I have also been told that your vision changes with your blood sugar readings. If you see an eye doctor, and you need glasses, your eyeglass prescription will be based upon what your blood sugar is on the day of your exam. If your blood sugar is 200 on the day of your exam, and you get classes and then a month later if your blood sugar drops to 150 or lower, your prescription more than likely will be different. I go to Wal-Mart to get my glasses. They will change your prescription for free if your prescription changes within 60 days. This has saved me hundreds of dollars. Check with your vision care specialist to see if they have a such a quarantee. Please get your eyes checked. This is very important. Most eye doctors know that people with diabetes may require more treatment than the average person and are willing to help. Just be honest and let them know what your blood sugar readings really are. Most will not give you a big lecture. Be patient and take good care of your eyes.
 

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That is a very good post Becky, thanks!
 

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I definitely agree with what has been posted. My eye doc was the one who first diagnosed my diabetes. (Since then I found out he's actually on the board of the Cdn. Diabetes Assoc - so I lucked out with choosing him and he's great.)

My eye sight was going down hill fast - I was using a magnifying glass to read print - while wearing my glasses. Within a very short time of having my sugar levels under more control my eye sight returned to very close to what it had been.

Now that I've had tight control for 3 months - I've been amazed at the difference. I went to see my eye doc the first week in Jan - and my prescription has actually changed for the better. The doc doesn't want me to actually buy glasses yet, he said to wait and come in for a quick check in April - if they are continuing to improve then we'll look at new specs.

So csramma - don't give up on it - the tighter the control of the blood sugars the more improvement I've seen (pardon the pun) - and I hope it's the same for you.
 

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Control!!!!

I would look at the diabetes control as the first cab off the rank!! Exercise is a way of controling the wayword BG. Look at your food and understand that we all eat too much food!! Get into drinking water more, Aviod diary produts, Look for food with color in mind except white.

This is a lot to take yes I know. There are not many great things that your eyes can do surgically. Please get that BG down. ;)
 
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