Diabetes and vision loss

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Avatar n tn Fatigue, headache, sleepiness, massive weight loss, weakness, excessive thirst, excessive amount of voiding and volume. If untreated, loss of vision, kidney damage/disease, heart damage...death. Good luck.
Avatar n tn the symptoms of type2 diabetes and prediabetes are sleepiness after eating carbs.
Avatar m tn Went back to the doctor and he said there is edema in the eye, the distance test shows no vision and that the cause is not from diabetes. I am 61 and he says I am too young for some of the diagnosises. He is sending me to a neuro-opthalmologist but that appointment is weeks away. No other tests have been done but I have a great amount of pressure in my head and am always having to unpop my ears. The doctor says the vision loss is permanent. Is this always the case?
Avatar n tn But the most common symptoms are excessive thirst and urination, especially at night, feeling tired all the time and possibly weight loss and vision problems. You may also experience symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you skip meals, which can be feeling shaky, sweating, blurry vision, and feeling cranky or "spacey". These feelings go away when you eat.
Business man2 Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.
Avatar n tn The Classic Symptoms * Polyphagia (frequently hungry) * Polyuria (frequently urinating) * Polydipsia (frequently thirsty) Other Symptoms Might Include * Blurred vision * Fatigue * Weight loss * Poor wound healing (cuts, scrapes, etc.) * Dry mouth * Dry or itchy skin * Impotence (male) * Recurrent infections such as groin rash, or external ear infections (swimmers ear) Go see a doctor a get properly tested.
Avatar f tn Can diabetes cause weight gain and cysts? I have a 17 yr old daughter and we just got the results back from her blood work and found out she has diabetes. We haven't found out what type she is yet just notice after she gave birth to her son a year ago that she was always thristy and having real bad stomach pains and always staying tired. If someone has any idea and can help me please do.
Avatar n tn increased thirst increased hunger fatigue increased urination, especially at night weight loss blurred vision sores that do not heal Although some of your symptoms may seem like occuring due to diabetes, the reason why you feel this way may also be contributed to many different factors, so it is vital that you check with your doctor who can perform a series of tests and give you a definite answer. Good luck to you and take care.
Avatar n tn Thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, and being over weight. vision problems, and usually the depression side of it is after one has the diabetes. have u seen a nero doctor. u could post your question on Http://www.medhelp.org/show/161. it post on page 2 here its called ask a doctor.
Avatar f tn How many of you have already developed diabetes? Does everyone with PCOS develop diabetes and, if so, when? At what age? I'm taking Metformin, Spironolactone and Yasmin everyday. I also have a very health diet, with roughly 120 - 140 gr carbs per day. I have a normal weight of about 55 kg at 165 cm. Even so I get hypoglycemic spells once in a while - with all the symptoms, cold sweat, blurred vision, trembling, faintness etc...
Avatar n tn I have been seen an ent, rumatolgist,opthalmologist,neurologist, I have had an cat scan of inner, mra of my brain mri of my brain,mra mri of my neck and aortic arch,and biopsy of my tempral artery, and iv been stuck more tims than a pine cution blood test all normal. I have been taking prednisone for the last year for 80mg daily down to 10mg now. My eye has been fine since the drop in dosage but by hearing is flucuating again.
Avatar n tn had a sudden loss of vision. It slowlybecame more and more blurred until I couldn't see at all.Then it went away suddenly. Earlier, I saw 'stars' accompanied with aching/pounding in top of my head when I coughed. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/371703'>vision loss in both eyes</a>.
Avatar n tn He says that when he stands up he gets a head rush and his vision, starting with his peripherals and working in, slowly darkins. He says it only last a few seconds but he is very worried. I don't know if it has anything to do with it but he gets a tingling sensation in his hands and feet on a normal basis and they fall asleep very easy. Does anybody know what this is?
Avatar f tn I also have arthristis in my feet and I am only 28. I have been tested for diabetes and nothing came up. Thus far I am stumping all my doctors... I am wondering what is causing this?
Avatar n tn I would like to note my vision was good before surgery and no known contributing factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Has anyone experience vision loss of this nature, if so what was your outcome?
Avatar n tn I can still see out of it and my balance and ability to do simple things isn't inhibited... The vision loss usually lasts for between 5-30 min. The first couple times I attributed it to graduating university and the stresses and stuff that go along with it giving me a headache. I'm not on any medication or anything and I'm fairly healthy, not like a triathalon runner or anything but I play sports like 4-5 times a week and do weights, etc.
Avatar n tn All of that being said, yes, I think your daughter needs to be tested. Being thin and having a big appetite are symptoms of diabetes. Many children experience some hypoglycemic episodes before becoming diabetic, so she could be experiencing both highs and lows. I think you should have her tested without delay. A fasting glucose test will show if she is diabetic, and a glucose tolerance test may show if she is getting hypo at points during the day.
Avatar f tn I went to see my neurologist because I have had chronic headache, vision changes, and loss of appetite and weight loss for several weeks that seems to be getting worse. He ordered several tests including a metabolic panel on which my glucose was 115 mg/dL. I know this level would not be that bad considering I wasn't completely fasted, but all I had to eat/drink that day was a cup of yogurt about 8 hours prior and a small glass of orange juice about 3 hours prior to the test.
Avatar m tn I took my glasses off and covered my left eye, my right eye had only a small circle of vision in the center surrounded by a blurry white cloud, this lasted 2 or 3 minutes, then vision returned starting at the top and receding to the inside corner of the eye. I noticed examing my eyes with a magnifying mirror that there is a white half moon line at the top of the inside the blue iris.
Avatar f tn Tunnel vision is also possible after a history of head injury, concussion, brain damage and stroke. Similarly loss of color vision can be due to diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, side effects of certain drugs, head injury, sickle cell disease and leukaemia. You need a MRI of brain, EEG studies, and blood works for diabetes, vitamin B12, thyroid disorders, kidney function, liver function and vitamin D.
Avatar f tn Last Wednesday I got a migraine w/ aura and got rid of the headache but I was left w/ vision loss in my right eye. I continued to have the vision loss, and finally on Monday I made myself go to the optometrist. She did an examination and said that she thought my vision loss was due to something called central serios but wanted to make sure so she sent me a retinal specialist the next day.
709686 tn?1277435759 My hands and feet get very cold if I eat anything containing sugar, black spots in my vision, frequent migraines, horrible joint and muscle pain, my feet and ankles ache constantly, I can only sleep 5 hours per night despite taking sleep aids, depression & anxiety daily, my eyes are constantly red and irritated and I cannot concentrate to save my soul. I am subject to D.O.T. physical every two years and recently had a physical.
846502 tn?1238659638 You may need to undergo a MRI of the brain. Diabetes, thyroid problems and Multiple sclerosis too should be looked into. Hope this helps. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn Im not sure how to describe it, because Im not clear on how it starts because I don't always notice it right away, but it seems that the central vision is the first to go and it gradually grows into the peripheral vision, like a grey shade or static on the tv, and it completely envelopes the entire field of vision for my right eye. The first two times it lasted around 2 minutes, maybe a little longer, and the third time, tonight, it lasted about 30 seconds.
Avatar m tn There is also a migraine that is characterized by no pain but temporary loss of vision. My dad gets them. You might look it up and see if the symptoms sound familiar.
Avatar n tn Four years ago, during a time I was under heavy stress, I woke up one morning and noticed some vision loss in right eye. Then it happened again six months later. It was then I noticed I didn't see very well at night from then on. Went to doctor and my IOP numbers were 28 so he put me on Xalatan. Vision field test showed I lost about half vision in my right eye. He attributed my vision loss to glaucoma.
Avatar m tn / i've got myopia, -4.5 diopers in both of my eyes. I'm kind of getting depressed of this as it feels like I'm alone with this problem and nobody can tell me what is wrong. Of course, I'm also worried that I'm eventually get blind and nobody can help me with it. :( I am hoping that someone could give me some directions what might be wrong.
Avatar f tn Most common causes of sudden one eye vision loss in younger patients is infection, retina detachment or inflammation. For mid age it's the same plus nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy and diabetes. For the older patient its the same plus Age Related Macular Degeneration. Best wishes, Timothy D.
Avatar n tn The tests were both normal and I have no family history of diabetes. Last week I noticed a fuzzy spot in my right eye's field of vision. I saw a different optometrist and now both eyes are 20/40 with best correction. He also did three visual field tests of which all came back 'not normal, and show a generalized decrease in sensitivity of the retina.' I had an MRI of my brain done and it came back with 'no acute abnormalities.' I am getting frustrated.
Avatar n tn I am 42, female, good health so the only things I came up were I am taking too much sinus medication (Loradadine/Motrin/Benedryl) which I have always taken on and off or I am developing diabetes or an eye disease?? Any suggestions............it is like when you wake up in the mornings and you are blink to get the sleep out of your except blinking doesn't work. Thank you.