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What Can I Do To Help With My Eyes I Have Brittle Diabetes
Sugar control: You can help with your eyes by keeping your blood sugar under control and see your eye doctor regular. The A1c goal is established based on your risk of getting eye disease, thus if you follow ada criteria, keep your A1c < 7%, if you follow aace criteria, keep A1c < 6.5%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Watch for patterns: Sometimes "brittle" diabetes can be made much better by careful attention to care including taking medicine as prescribed, monitoring blood sugars very carefully, and looking for patterns of highs and lows. New technological tool such as continuous glucose monitoring can help with adjustments and solving mysterious highs and lows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unstable Diabetes: Brittle diabetes is a term used to describe type i diabetics that go into diabetic ketoacidosis (decompensate ) very easily, usually their is a history of being poorly controled over a long period of time, poor support from other family members, female 2:1 male ratio , psychiatric problems and diabetic complications like gastroparesis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO I CAN'T: BUT AN OPHTALMOLOGIST PROBABLY COULD, AFTER EXAMINING YOU. ...Read more
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