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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
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
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
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
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
I have noticed over the past few months that my eyes are getting increasingly lighter. Is this normal with getting older? 38, menopause, diabetes
Check cholesterol : Often this pattern is due to the depositing of lipids in the edges of the cornea in a circular ring pattern near the edge of each eye. This process called corneal arcus is sometimes associated with high cholesterol or triglyceride levels and these as well as the diabetes health should be checked by an eye physician. ...Read more
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