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Doctor insights on: Tired Eyes Related Diabetes

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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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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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How can diabetes hurt our eyes?

How can diabetes hurt our eyes?

Damaged vessels: High sugar in the blood stream serves as an irritant to blood vessels. Over time this causes damage to the blood vessels around the eye and decrease vision. ...Read more

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How can diabetes hurt the retinas of our eyes?

How can diabetes hurt the retinas of our eyes?

Damages blood vessel: Diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the retina to be clogged, usually by cholesterol deposits and the effect of high sugars. When that happens, the retina makes new vessels to try to get nourishment to the tissue. These are fragile, and often break open, so blood leaks out, causing blurred vision. Laser treatment can seal up the leaking spots and improve things a bit. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause you to have yellowish eyes ?

Can diabetes cause you to have yellowish eyes ?

No: This is not a typical sign of diabetes. Yellow eyes could point to liver disease. See your doctor for an evaluation if you have this. ...Read more

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How often should I check my eyes for diabetes problems?

How often should I check my eyes for diabetes problems?

Once a year : Yearly checks are fine unless you are diagnosed with retinopathy. Then twice a year or more depending on the severity. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

GlaucomaCataractReti: Glaucoma Peope with DM have 40% more risk of getting Glaucoma.It occurs when pressure bulds in the eye.Pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to retina and optic nerve.Vision loss due to damage to retina Cataracts People withDM have 60%more chance of developing Cataract and even at younger age Retinopathy There are proliferative and non proli retinopathy cause blindness if not treated ...Read more