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Hey everyone,

New to the forum diagnosed type 1 diabetic for 18 years, has a sweet tooth and likes a good pint a lager from time to time. Just wondering if anyone has some info or advice for me regarding the following.
Just wondering if you need any further documents/paperwork before having laser eye treament from your gp/practitioner.I'm seriously considering having my eyes lasered. I'm worried about long term after-care and the fact that im slightly off course with my blood sugar levels at the minute. (22 year old male enjoys having a few pints through the week not in excess) thanks.
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Hello Steve, from the opposite side of the pond. Here in the states we would have an ophthamologist do the laser surgery on our eyes. Is your GP a specialist in dealing with eye problems and laser treatment? I don't know about the paperwork, I am sure it might be quite different in the UK.
 

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Hey everyone,

New to the forum diagnosed type 1 diabetic for 18 years, has a sweet tooth and likes a good pint a lager from time to time. Just wondering if anyone has some info or advice for me regarding the following.
Just wondering if you need any further documents/paperwork before having laser eye treament from your gp/practitioner.I'm seriously considering having my eyes lasered. I'm worried about long term after-care and the fact that im slightly off course with my blood sugar levels at the minute. (22 year old male enjoys having a few pints through the week not in excess) thanks.
Steve
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In the US, most eye doctors will not do laser surgery for vision correction on a diabetic unless they have had near normal blood sugar readings for at least 6 months. If your blood sugar is elevated then your vision is not correct. Doing laser would not do you any good. I have done much research on this because I wanted to have laser surgery for vision correction. I went to two different doctors and both turned me down because my vision has changed so much in the last year. My blood sugars have been near normal and a little below normal for about 5 months. Laser surgery is expensive in the US and I would not want to waste my money on surgery unless it will help me for many years to come.
 
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