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Change in medication - eyetest glasses

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by gefmayhem, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. gefmayhem

    gefmayhem · Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks
    About 6 weeks ago I was put on Lantus.
    I had been unable to get my BS reading in single figures for months despite eating a fairly low carb diet.
    I now take 16 units last thing at night, along with Glipizide and metformin.
    I test first thing in the morning, before lunch, before dinner and last thing at night.
    My diet is fairly similar to what I was on before the insulin.
    My current BS readings are - 7 day average before breakfast 6.5, 7 day av before lunch 7.5
    7 day average before dinner 6.1 and at night its 6.3.
    7 day average of all my readings is 6.7
    Similar testing before the insulins gave me a 7 day average of 12.7 (I like spreadsheets!)
    Ok my question is, how long do I have to keep my readings at these levels before my eyesight settles down and I can get new glasses?

    I really need new glasses but at >£500 a pair I don't want to buy some and have my eyesight change.

    I've made that mistake before, I have a pile of contact lenses that I can only use for driving or with reading glasses as well.

    Thanks in advance

    Gef
     
  2. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gef, when I was first diagnosed in hospital I was put on an insulin drip and my bg levels were brought down from 29ish to about 9 pretty much overnight, when I walked out of hospital two days later my eyesight was terrible and I had to wear cheap chemist reading glasses +2.50 to drive!!!

    My eyesight gradually returned to normal but it took about 6 weeks in total, I was advised to have an eye test but not for at least 6 weeks or I would be wasting my money.

    Hope this helps and good luck


    Sid
     
  3. gefmayhem

    gefmayhem · Well-Known Member

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