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Type 1 Blurry vision forever???

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by aileenmoore00, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. aileenmoore00

    aileenmoore00 Type 1 · Member

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    My levels have been constantly high for a while. I'm trying to lower my hba1c, but even when my sugar is 9 or 10, I lose my vision. I know that this is because I have been high for so long but as soon as my level drops to normal I feel low so take sugar. How can I get out of this circle. Pls help !!!
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    It sounds like you're having 'false hypos'. Your body will gradually adjust, but maybe if you lower your levels gradually that will help and not make you feel so bad @aileenmoore00

    Do you have a good DSN to help you?
     
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  3. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try something like strawberries and cream instead of sugary foods. I also eat cheese as a snack. Blurred vision can be caused by high blood sugar swelling the lenses in the eyes.
     
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    aileenmoore00 Type 1 · Member

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    They were ok. They told me I could always call them if I needed anything but I would never hear a reply. I have moved into the transitional clinic I told them how I felt and they just shrugged it off. I'm worried about my health I managed to get my hba1c down from 11.3 to 10.4. But it's still so high
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Would you like me to move this to Type 1 where you'll get more replies @aileenmoore00 ?
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On diagnosis I was advised just not to treat false hypos, which was easier said than done because I did probably come close to passing out at 9 ish, but I was 30ish on diagnosis, so my body incorrectly thought 9 was low. But getting to feel ok at normal levels does mean effectively training your body to get used to the normal levels. If you get to a point where you feel like you need to treat a hypo but you know youre not actually hypo could you try extending the period you stay down there, if your safe and at home and not doing anything you might feel a bit rubbish but you'll be teaching your body that it's a normal level that it doesn't need to panic about. Or you need to adjust your targets so you come down in steps, if your currently running so high you have false hypos at 9-10 then set your target as 12-14, once you get used to that aim to be 9-12, then aim for 7-9, then you can aim for the actual target of 4-7.

    The blurry vision at normal levels is just temporary, as your body gets used to normal levels your eyes will get used to it to. It might take a couple of weeks for your eyes to get used to it, but they will. Running at high levels does carry risks of rather more long term adverse impacts on your vision.
     
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  8. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Yes you need to gradually move your typical sugars into the 6-7 range and resist having any carbs to boost yourself back up. Your body will get used to the lower sugar level. Have snacks like cheese, berries nuts and not carbs when you feel low.
     
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