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Can diabetes affect eyesight?

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  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    2 years ago

    I have to go every year to have eyes checked on. I wind up getting new glasses each time due to each year they go blurry again and my distances are bad. If I take glasses off everything is fuzzy.
    The eye doctor teases me each year about how they get me to see better with new glasses and then the next year we’re starting all over. She’s keeping eye on my cataracts and everything else at same time. Tells me I’m doing good in the control so far but it’s a big pain doing so as everyone here knows.

  • Shelley, TheLongPointGirl moderator
    2 years ago

    Yes it can. My optometrist showed me the scan of an eye with changes in the blood vessels from diabetes. He then showed me my eye scan and explained how keeping my diabetes under control had helped to prevent those changes. I’m always amazed at how much power I have to slow the progression of T2D. I don’t want to lose my eyesight!

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