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Re: [IP] Diabetics and Glasses

At 02:44 PM 12/20/1998  Dan & Lisa Diener wrote:
>I have a question for any of you diabetics that wear glasses.  How can
>your prescription possibly be right?  Whenever Spencer's blood sugars
>are high he can't see far away and when he is low he can't see up close
>(or maybe its the other way around).  So what good is a pair of glasses?
>Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

I wear glasses (trifocals, in fact). My prescription seems fine and does
not change that much from examination to examination. The only time high
BGs have affected my vision is when I've been grossly high for an extended
period of time... and that's been so long ago, that I can't recall when it
last happened to me. The only thing that really low BGs (below 40) do, is
sometimes put spots in front of my eyes... things still seem sharp. But
when you are that low it's really hard to concentrate on what your vision
is doing. :-) 

If high BG's easily affect Spencer's vision, you might want to have an
ophthalmologist look at it... I hope that you are using one, instead of an
optometrist. I think that all diabetics need to have a good medical eye
specialist take care of their eye needs. 


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