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Can You Improve Eyesight By Getting Diabetes Under Control
It's possible: More importantly, you can prevent worsening eyesight by controlling blood sugars. Although some vision loss from diabetes is reversible (cataracts, early swelling in the back of the eye), many changes become permanent with time and increased blood sugar levels. Tight blood sugar control can slow the vision loss to a near halt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
Need more info: Some diabetes is hard to control. It is possible you need different medicine or higher doses. Are you taking the medicine, following the recommended diet, etc. Infections can also make the diabetes hard to control. It also depends on what you mean by under control. The current guidelines are a little less strict as to what is good control. Too low a blood glucose is not a good thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast may not be good: Since your body has adapted to living with high-sugar state, rapid drop to normal range may cause relative hypoglycemia (dizziness, blurry vision, weakness, sweating, even passing out). Diet/exercise, and wt loss if obese, is always advised. I would consult doc and and nutritionist/diabetic educator and work out a plan than is safe and maintainable over time, a life-time. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
A definite probably: Diabetes can cause many eye problems from simple lens swelling (common cause that brings patients in) which improves with control to leakage in the retina (macular edema) to proliferative retinopathy (growth of vascular and scar tissue). At your age and if you have no history of retinal findings, simple control may alleviate the symptoms, but get an exam by an eye specialist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Search Online First: For decades, theories promoted by medical & "health" writers + dietitians have promoted diabetes & obesity, so be careful, lots of conflicting info. Study: ancel keys, big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco. Beyond these last 2, study: dietdoctor, the food revolution, lc/hf, lustig, fatchance.Htm, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, mary enig, eric westman, ralph defronzo. ...Read more
What is diabetes compared to pre-diabetes? If you get diabetes, and then improve, do you then have pre-diabetes again?
Should a person never got angry on a person who has type 2 diabetes & how to control our nerves not to get angry?
Communication?: if your partner is sick or has diabetes this calls for compassion and understanding. Try to treat your partner the way you would prefer to be treated if you had diabetes and had to manage your own diet. The best way to control nerves is communicate better and show some empathy. Seek counseling if you need further help. ...Read more
If a person has diabetes (T2), which is not particularly well controlled, then is it the case that the person is more likely to get an infection or more likely not to be able to resist the infection once he/she has it, or both?
Yes and Yes!: Diabetes, either Type 1 or Type 2, is an autoimmune disease. When it is well-controlled, your immune system works normally. When it is not well-controlled, the immune system suffers and becomes inefficient. This increases the risk of getting infections AND once you get an infection, reduces your ability to fight the infection. So, keep your A1C test # under 7.0 to stay well-controlled & healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Yes, step one is very tight control through medication and dietary and exercise measures. But Type II diabetics are at a higher risk of peripheral nerve problems than Type I. If this does occur, however, both medical foods and prescription items can help control and even partially reverse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more
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