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what types of problems with my vision could diabetes give me?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many: Diabetes is associated with blurred or fluctuating vision when the sugars are out of control. Diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. Glaucoma is associated with diabetes. Cataracts occur at an eariler age in diabetics. All diabetics should have an exam with an ophthalmologist at least annually.

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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not).
Dr. Mark Pyfer
Dr. Mark Pyfer commented
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Also if the eyes shake or oscillate rapidly, a condition called nystagmus
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Dr. Monte A Del Monte
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If one or both of the pupils appear white instead of dark or if the cornea (Clear bubble over the colored part of the eye) appears cloudy
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Dr. Derek Sprunger
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the periodic deviated eye should resolve by 4-6 months of age
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Is colitis associated with type II diabetes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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No: Colitis (inflammatory bowel diseases) and type 2 diabetes ("adult" diabetes) are not related illnesses. Both are chronic diseases, and some unlucky people do have both diseases. Patients with both conditions sometimes have difficulty managing the two problems at the same time.
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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Yes.: Diverticulitis, by definition, is a bacterial infection arising from a hole in the colon. Any infection may complicate the management of diabetes.
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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a legionnaires' disease?

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Maybe: Diabetes makes it harder to fight off all infections and increases the likelihood of complications.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes anemia in people with diabetes?

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Dr. Zouhdi Hajjaj
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Kidney disease: Diabetes, especially if not controlled, will negatively affect kidney function, notably with respect to that organ's vital function in stimulating blood cell production. The kidneys do so by secreting a hormone that leads to red cell production.
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additonally inflammatory compnonent of poorly contolled diabetes can reduce new blood cell production and cause anemia of chronic disease.
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