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Fri Jan 25 14:08:21 EST 2013

Can Type2 diabetes affect my vision?
Asked By: khaled  
Category: Vision
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2013-03-13 22:19:46.0

khaled, type 2 diabetes can affect your vision. uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to damage of the blood vessels in your eyes and actually cause them to burst. this is called diabetic retinopathy and if it gets bad enough, could lead to blindness. the best way to avoid this problem is to keep your blood sugar under control and seeing your eye doctor at least once a year for a full eye exam. thanks for bringing your question to dlife.
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2013-04-17 14:41:58.0

answering my own question!!!
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2013-03-02 23:34:26.0

I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes because of a change in my vision, but the usual change is a marked deterioration. In my case my vision had improved over a period of time until I no longer needed glasses. My doctor was suspicious, tested my blood and found I had diabetes. I went on a diabetic diet, got my blood sugar under control, and within one week my vision went back to the worst it had ever been. That was traumatic. Over the ensuing years my vision has slowly improved but not as good as it was. I have talked to an ophthalmologist, but he was unable to explain how diabetes improved my vision so much.
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2013-02-23 17:24:07.0

Yes, T2 diabetes affects your vision. A few months after I was diagnosed, at my next eye exam, my glasses prescription was reduced in strength because, with better blood glucose control, the inflammation in my eyes was reduced. Since then, I notice that when I have been letting my sugars get high, my vision tends to get a little blurry until I get my control re-established.
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2013-02-06 10:58:39.0

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2013-01-28 09:02:23.0

yes it will affect it!
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2013-01-25 14:38:41.0

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2013-01-25 14:35:08.0

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2013-01-25 14:33:58.0

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2013-01-25 14:32:12.0

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2013-01-25 14:14:52.0

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2013-01-25 14:12:56.0

I think it will!!
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2013-01-25 14:11:34.0

Yes it can.
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