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Re: [IP] Eye trouble

John, sorry to hear of the eye problem.  However, in my 42 + years of 
diabetes, I've never had that kind of a problem.  Hope things get better soon.

At 10:14 PM 2/9/00 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi -
>Does anyone have any experience of auto-immune responses within the eye?
>I had conjunctivitis last week. I saw an eye doctor, who said it was not
>serious, and would clear up of its own accord within the week, and gave me
>some cream to keep the eye comfortable.
>Well, it got worse! I ended up back at the eye doctors in agony. He
>diagnosed an auto-immune response to the virus from within the eye, which
>is apparently is "linked" to type 1 diabetes. So I'm on what I think are
>steroid drops and cream (Prednisolon-21-acetat) which has calmed everything
>down nicely. I also have to keep my pupils dilated, to stop something in
>the eye sticking to something else. My sight has become slightly cloudy,
>due to a cell response within the lense. So all in all, I'm a bit grouchy
>at the moment! Back to the doctors tomorrow...
>Bg's have gone crazy, of course. Woke up at 5am the last 2 nights with a bg
>of around 300. 4 units brought it down to 160 by the time I got up. I shall
>be raising my basal rates tonight, because I just can't sleep well when I
>have a high bg.
>I've never heard of this type of eye trouble before. I wondered whether
>anyone else had?
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