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not being able to see at home or work.
Two weeks ago, the optho said it would improve when my body/eye regulates to my new lower blood sugar. I read here and on the net of this phenomenon so that was reassuring. But, oddly, my vision was quite good this past Monday but poor therafter. Just blinding in the sunlight. I hope and pray this will pass.
I also went to the endo and he took me off Janumet and told me to take my premeal BS before evry meal and at bedtime, with the goal between 100-150, which I have achieved. I'm not sure what is next for treatment/medication. MY neuropathy in feet has gotten worse, particularly at night. I read where the sensitivity in fert will increase as your BS lowers and nerve funtion increases. Makes sense but don't know if it is true.
The vision though is horrific. Any reassuring word most welcome.
 

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I think for some it takes several months for the blurriness to clear up. I have known people who went out and bought the cheap reading glasses at different strengths to get them through this period. Are you on meds now since they took you off the Janumet? I know everyone has different bg goals. My goal is to keep normal bgs, so I stay on the meds even though my bgs are mid 70's -100 most of the day.
 

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I think for some it takes several months for the blurriness to clear up. I have known people who went out and bought the cheap reading glasses at different strengths to get them through this period. Are you on meds now since they took you off the Janumet? I know everyone has different bg goals. My goal is to keep normal bgs, so I stay on the meds even though my bgs are mid 70's -100 most of the day.
Months....ughhh
I am not on medicine currently;the doc first suggested Metformin but then said to go two weeks without meds and take my premeal readings.
My pre brekafast BS have been 115,114,103,116,103,98,105,109, 105
prelunch BS have been 152,98,115,90,93,96
predinner BS have been 139,83,114,103,88,96,96,101,106
prebedtime BS have been 109.151,144

I am getting labwork this week.
 

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I don't normally post here but when I come across this taking aspirin 2x a day for 1 week helped:) lots of water, weight lifting, no cardio! And reduce your salt/ sodium intake.

Worked for me but always consult your specialist.:)
 

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It took mine about 3 months after getting my bgl down to a good range before it cleared up. Just give it some time. Some days it will appear to be better than other days.
 

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not being able to see at home or work.
Two weeks ago, the optho said it would improve when my body/eye regulates to my new lower blood sugar. I read here and on the net of this phenomenon so that was reassuring. But, oddly, my vision was quite good this past Monday but poor therafter. Just blinding in the sunlight. I hope and pray this will pass.
I also went to the endo and he took me off Janumet and told me to take my premeal BS before evry meal and at bedtime, with the goal between 100-150, which I have achieved. I'm not sure what is next for treatment/medication. MY neuropathy in feet has gotten worse, particularly at night. I read where the sensitivity in fert will increase as your BS lowers and nerve funtion increases. Makes sense but don't know if it is true.


The vision though is horrific. Any reassuring word most welcome.
Frankly I would get a second opinion. I would not hesitate and delay with eye sight. doctors can be wrong too. Get a second opinion from another optho. I experienced a lot of dizziness, but that was vertigo and am on Mittal, which helps.
 

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I think it is different for everyone. My vision literally cleared up in three days. I know how scary it can be. At first I thought I'd never see right again.
 

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Are you doing any after meal testing? I am curious as to why the Dr. did not request this since this is normally when spikes in blood glucose happen. You may be having spikes into higher numbers at this time which may account for why your blurry vision and neuropathy problems persist. My vision cleared up pretty well once my post meal numbers were not going way high.
 

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I wish! My eyes are still messed up. :(

I carry two pairs of glasses around, one for reading, one for everything else. ANd I seem to have my glucose under control! argh...
 

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Please find the best opthalmologist in a city near you-it is worth a yearly visit. They are different from the typical eye doctor, having equipment that you will need to make sure you haven't developed problems associated with diabetes. The closer you can get to normal BG numbers, the sooner your blurriness can go away. Of course, with age you may just need a stronger prescription which is not necessarily related to diabetes! As for the nerve pain, recovering nerves can be painful at first before they fully recover. I have been type 2 for 10 years and my foot pain and numbness is gone as a result of a restricted carb, protein-sparing diet and r-ALA supplements I read about in Dr. Bernstein's book Diabetes Solution.
 
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