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New to retinopathy

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by Mszafar, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Mszafar

    Mszafar · Member

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    Hi,

    I am recently diagnosed with retinopathy. After oct, ophthalmologist said I hv some fluid leakage and one small blood spot in each eye. He asked me to come back after 3-6 months for check. No treatment required yet as it is at early stage. Gave me drops for dry eyes. My last two hba1c was6.5 and 6.9. Now it has dropped to below 6 due to diet and exercise. There was few blood vessels in both eyes. But now has increased slightly. Is it sign of retinopathy getting worse? Is it possible to reverse it or slow the speed of worsening. Scared from blindness.
     
  2. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Many many people see reversal with good treatment and good control of sugars .... but I would not be waiting for more than 3 months
     
  3. Mszafar

    Mszafar · Member

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    Since the diagnosis I have kept better control over sugar levels. Now it is between 4.5 to 6 in morning and 2 hrs after meal. Never went below 4.5. Will go for recheck in a week.
     
  4. Mszafar

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    Worried about increased visible blood vessels in eye. Does it mean it is getting worse?
     
  5. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    What type are you? Where are you? What was your HBA1C? Those figures look very very good
     
  6. Mszafar

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    Type 2, Canada. Recently moved her and before I was in Asia. Yes but why there is increase in visible vessels in eye, that’s making me worried
     
  7. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Not necessarily ... but get that appointment out of the way as no-one here could advise you with any authority.
     
  8. Mszafar

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    Last two HBA1c was 6.9 and before that 6.5. Now it has reduced too
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Answered above ....
     
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