1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Dark circles under the eyes! Really?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Sibyl, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. nathaliecolette

    nathaliecolette Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I have dark circles around my eyes, literally would never had connected the two!
    That being said, I had dark circles for a while before I was diagnosed so who knows
     
  2. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,604
    Likes Received:
    1,579
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Haha, what was I thinking!?;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,448
    Likes Received:
    27,588
    Trophy Points:
    298
    It can be caused by prolonged lack of sleep, with a build up of toxins, I have them and a Rimmel cover up stick works wonder's :D
     
    • Like Like x 2
    #23 Robinredbreast, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:27 AM
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
  4. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    881
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Trophy Points:
    158
    I have them, but I think it started before diabetes, so probably not related.
     
  5. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,095
    Likes Received:
    7,887
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Maybe the dark circles were your first symptom?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Over 50 years as a diabetic, no bags, no dark circles. TM has terrible eyes for her age but nothing to do with diabetes I'm sure.
     
  7. Glucobabu

    Glucobabu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    88
    On a lighter note, certain members of my community (Indian - Gujaratis) are known to have dark circles under their eyes. And this is generally put down to their love for fried and over cooked food ie. nutritionally depleted food. Us Gujaratis can almost always tell which community a person belongs to by checking out their eyes and failing that their dialect (which is distinct in every part of Gujarat state) is a certain give away! However with the generation growing up in this country you'd be lucky to guess even which part of India they originate from!
     
    #27 Glucobabu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:35 PM
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
  8. stayingalive

    stayingalive · Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Running sugars high does all sorts of bad things - my osteoarthritis has got better since I improved control - so shadows under the eyes seems quite likely really. Of course it could just be guilt over all the people made homeless/destitute by universal credit.
    I wonder if her CCG will fund freestyle libre for her? That would help a lot.
     
  9. Glucobabu

    Glucobabu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    88
    No doubt she would have got a complimentary kit with no questions asked!
     
  10. Bogusman

    Bogusman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Teresa May has bags and lines under her eyes but I doubt it has anything to do with Diabetes, probably it's an age thing and running the country will be causing her sleepless nights, stress, etc. She certainly doesn't look well and should put her health first.
     
  11. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    123
    There are photos of Mrs May back in 1999, thirteen years before she became diabetic. Even as a young woman she had dark circles and bags under her eyes.
     
  12. Kyi

    Kyi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    902
    Trophy Points:
    133
    I am starting to wonder if its not just sugar related with diabetes. Dark circles were always a sign of short on vitamins C A K. If we can not absorb the sugar maybe we are also not absorbing other nutrients. It would account for other symptoms related to diabetes like the poor healing.
     
  13. Robbieswan

    Robbieswan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    404
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Look in the dictionary -ugly - you'll see a picture of me with my dark circles
     
  14. Crystalwand

    Crystalwand Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    And wrinkle, mine have got worse over the years is that down to T1, if so we'll the magic cream will be off the shopping list
     
  15. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,305
    Likes Received:
    1,909
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Well, I'm just wondering what is the matter with dark shadows or circles under the eyes? They look fine. Maybe we've just inherited them?
    At the time of her diagnosis, I remember the PM looking unwell - no surprise there. She carried on working.
    Bags under the eyes tend to happen with age certainly.
    However, as an aside, recently my GP told me, after a blood test, that I was 'overcompensated with thyroxine' for my hypothyroidism and that I needed to reduce my daily dose of levothyroxine. Since reducing my dose, I've noticed that the bags or slight swelling under my eyes has almost gone away. Just a thought. It's quite common for thyroid problems to be associated with diabetes. Weight loss as a result of changes in diet for diabetes might mean your GP wants to adjust your thyroxine medication.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook