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I get tired eyes. Could this be related to diabetes?

I get tired eyes. Could this be related to diabetes?

Glucose or Dry eyes: Glucose fluctuations can change vision the increased glucose in his blood also increases the glucose inside the lens in the eye. The lens with high glucose draws fluid via osmosis. This fluid increases the thickness of the lens, therefore; the power of the lens. The change in power may allow the patient to see better at near or better at distance. Also diabetes can lead to dry eye due neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have diabetes . Today I have been feeling very dizzy and tired that my eyes keep closing . My sugar is very low . What must I do ?

I have diabetes . Today I have been feeling very dizzy and tired that my eyes keep closing . My sugar is very low . What must I do ?

Eat sugar/adjust med: You've got low sugar and you're on 2 meds, Ativan and Inderal (propranolol) that cause hypotension and lower heart rate. You need to eat sugar when it's low to get it higher or you can lose consciousness, so see your dr. Right away about this and to adjust your meds and diabetic treatment so you're not in danger of losing consciousness or worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 50 yes old and have typed 2 diabetes. I have bags under my eyes and i read that it may mean a kidney problem. How can I get rid of them .

I'm 50 yes old and have typed 2 diabetes. I have bags under my eyes and i read that it may mean a kidney problem. How can I get rid of them .

Fluids, nutrition: You can't really get rid of bags under your eyes at the age of 50. And if you are concerned about a kidney problem, see your doctor, although I am unaware of bags under the eyes signifying a kidney problem. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids, an average of 7 hours of sleep/night, and good nutrition. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have type 1 diabetes. would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

If I have type 1 diabetes. would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

Surgery: You don't mention the type of surgery you need. Ideally to have surgery your blood pressure should be well controlled ...Read more

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When we get tired, why do we feel the tiredness in our eyes?

When we get tired, why do we feel the tiredness in our eyes?

Eye Muscle Fatigue: We can experience fatigue in our eyes. The eyelids are controlled by muscles which can fatigue throughout the day. One can also have an undiagnosed refractive error which needs to be corrected causing this late day strain. Have an ophthalmologist evaluate this. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs of eye problems when you get them from having diabetes?

I was wondering what are the signs of eye problems when you get them from having diabetes?

Sadly: Most serious problem, bleeding from retina due to proliferative retinopathy may not cause any symptoms til the acute bleed occurs. That's why ada recommends yearly eye exams to catch problem and treat it before bleed occurs. ...Read more

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Eye prescription change of from 2.75 power to over 4.0 power in 3 years. I should get a physical to check for diabetes and other conditions?

Eye prescription change of from 2.75 power to over 4.0 power in 3 years.  I should get a physical to check for diabetes and other conditions?

Prescription change: Your spectacle prescription can change normally with aging, & over 3 years with a 1.25 diopter change is not really unusual. Of course it should be verified to be working well for improving your vision. Sometimes a prescription is made too strong. If you have other systemic symptoms, such as excessive thirst, hunger, urination, weight loss, low energy, a primary care doc can run some tests 4 DM. ...Read more

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I think I have diabetes. I'm normal weight, I get hot and sweaty after eating, it runs in the family, eye problems, always itchy. Do I??

I think I have diabetes. I'm normal weight, I get hot and sweaty after eating, it runs in the family, eye problems, always itchy. Do I??

Best way to figure: Out is to go to your doctor for testing. Otherwise some of the most common symptoms are drinking too much, peeing too much, eating too much. ...Read more

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I've had type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years and now have some retinopathy in the right eye. I would like to get an insulin pump, but can't afford on?

I've had type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years and now have some retinopathy in the right eye.  I would like to get an insulin pump, but can't afford on?

Better control key: The most important thing to improve or prevent retinopathy is better blood sugar control. You don't need an Insulin pump to do this. You should be on basal/bolus Insulin regimen (lantus (insulin glargine) once or twice daily, Humalog not humulin before each meal). If this does not improve blood sugars well enough, then one can consider an Insulin pump. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to get tired after only a few minutes of working on the computer?

What could be causing my eyes to get tired after only a few minutes of working on the computer?

See below: It could be dry eyes. Try using artificial tears. If that doesn't help, see an eye doctor. Other causes include un/undercorrected refractive error or eye muscle disease. ...Read more

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When I get tired, why do I feel it in my eyes?

When I get tired, why do I feel it in my eyes?

They tire also: When an individual is tired, the likelihood is that they have also "tired" their eyes out as well. When you read or look at the computer, for example, you do not blink as frequently as normal. After hours of doing this the eyes become dry, creating a tired, heavy sensation. Lubricating eye drops can relieve the sensation, but if you are that tired, a good nap is probably a better option! ...Read more

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What causes eyes to get heavy when you are tired?

What causes eyes to get heavy when you are tired?

They tire as well: When you are tired, your eyelids want to close so that you can sleep. The heavy sensation comes from your attempt to fight the urge to keep your eyes closed. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get so tired after reading for only 15 minutes?

Refraction: Regardless of your age, if your eyes get tired after reading for 15 minutes, you likely require a refractive correction with glasses because the muscle inside your eye that changes the shape of the lens to permit you to read (accomodation) can only hold out so long before tiring. If you are younger than 40 you likely need this correction for all distances. If over 40 you may only require readers. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes get tired easily?

Why does my eyes get tired easily?

Many reasons: In order to answer your question you would need to be examined. The most common cause of eye fatigue are uncorrected farsighted refractive errors, muscle imbalances and dry eye syndrome. A routine examination should be able to determine the specific cause of your eye fatigue. ...Read more

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Why is it that my eyes get tired so easily?

Why is it that my eyes get tired so easily?

Dry eye?: Many patients with dry eyes complain that their eyes feel tired. Try to take some non- prescription artificial tears to see if that helps. ...Read more

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I get a good amount of sleep. Why do my eyes look tired?

I get a good amount of sleep. Why do my eyes look tired?

They only look it: What we see as tired eyes are often "puffy" eyelids that have dark circles under them. This can be the way your eyelids naturally look, or they could slowly take on this appearance over time. Excess eyelid skin, especially on the upper eyelids, can make the eyes appear more closed. There may be treatment options for this, so if it bothers you, consider meeting with an eye doctor to discuss it. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get tired after only 15 minutes of reading?

Why do my eyes get tired after only 15 minutes of reading?

Likely tension/work.: This is likely to be due to being overworked or to tension. You might need a rest from your study, or a refreshing hobby that stimulates you. Exercise and time outside can be a real help, and your body will get sunlight that is very important in processing of things like vitamin d, and cleansing of skin irritants and acne. Take some time for yourself and you'd be surprised how you feel. ...Read more