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type1inflorida

Anyone else having any eyesight issues?

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type1inflorida

I'm about 5 weeks along now, and the last couple weeks my blood sugar has dropped from it's normal 100-130 range to 60-90 .. which is great for pregnancy, but I'm noticing some slight eyesight issues when it drops too quickly or when I first wake up in the morning (it get's better as the day goes on and is back to normal after I eat and my blood sugar gets back up into that 100 range.) Normally I have 20/20 vision. Never had glasses, etc. Been type 1 since I was 2yrs old. I was wondering if this is something I should be concerned about long term and if anyone has experienced the same thing in their pregnancy. Thanks!

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rubidoux

I have vision disturbances when I'm low and I'm sure that's what you're experiencing. Lows during pregnancy, IMO, are a whole 'nother animal and you may experience different symptoms than you're used to. I would go to the ophthalmologist just to make sure, but I highly doubt this is anything but a new annoying symptom of being low.

 

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Shaudzie

I couldn't see a thing in the morning when I was still in my first trimester. It took about an hour to normalize. I went to an eye Dr. and everything checked out. I did lower my A1C from 10 to 7.5 and it's still dropping so that might have something to do with it.

I'm at 24 weeks now and the problem has gone away.

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kiranchandra

I was wondering if this is something I should be concerned about long term and if anyone has experienced the same thing in their pregnancy. Thanks!

 

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Courtney7

Hi I was told that any time that you lower your sugars rapidly over a short period if time that a side effect could range from headaches to blurred vision as your body is trying to adjust to the sudden changes. I'm from Australia abd my soecialist told me that your eyes can change a lot in pregnancy because if the diabetes abd the or mores along side the levels sometimes being scattered, they do a routine check to check for small bleeds which can occur because if the diabetes they can also be called "spots" the good thing is that your eyes will return to normal after the pregnancy is over, your body re adjusts and everything settles within 6nths if you have spots. Only in some small cases if you have major spots or bleeding then they will monitor yours eyes every 3 or so months and a very small percent may have to have a procedure done to stop or prevent further bleeds but its very rare abd the diabetes just be very poorly controlled for this to be the case so try not to stress

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Wigidy

I had my vision gradually getting worse over time and subsequently found out it was happening with the rise of my blood sugars to the point I could only see a couple feet infront of me. Glasses didn't help. Only when I was hospitalized did I realize it was sugars. So I guess it works both ways hypo and hyper

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Tanikit

I have had eye issues from hypos and also they mentioned some problem with my eyes late in the third trimester of my second pregnancy - that did go away after being pregnant and my eyes are fine now. With the hypos though I have often had it that I cannot read - screens look bright and I struggle with bright lights (everything seems very bright and glary) and also at times it would get to point that I could not read - it looked like the letters were split in two or whole words were distorted - very off putting. None of those effects were long term. However if you are only 5 weeks pregnant and already dealing with these lows then you need to drop your insulin - weeks 10-14 are usually the worst for insulin sensitivity and hypoglycaemia and you do not want it to get worse than it is now. What insulin are you on? - MDIs or a pump? Which basal if it is MDIs? You need to drop your evening dose if you are on a split dose otherwise drop the whole dose if it is Lantus once a day. Hypoglycaemia seems not to harm the baby (both my children are fine despite numerous very severe lows during both pregnancies) but it can harm you badly.

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