Here is a funny one. As you can see in my picture, I wear glasses. I have read a few articles concerning the effects diabetes can have on your eyesight. I started having a hard time seeing. I got headaches. Things were fuzzy. I figured that I needed to get right to a doctor. Well the other day at work I had my glasses off because I am near-sighted anyway, and I was working on the computer. I got to looking around and all the things I used to need glasses to see were remarkably clear. Amazing!

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Comment by John Smith on September 29, 2009 at 7:55am
Hi Tim,

There have been a few discussions about this on the forums...take a look at these threads:
http://tudiabetes.com/forum/topics/perfect-vision-after-diagnosis

http://tudiabetes.com/forum/topics/eyes-and-diabetes

Comment by Khürt Williams on September 29, 2009 at 9:29am
Sorry to say it's temporary. Just your eyes adjusting to a new reality. I had the same "problem" shortly after my diagnosis. Talk to your doctor.
Comment by Tim Soto on September 29, 2009 at 9:31am
Bummer. I was hoping it was all better. i was hoping I traded Pepsi for new eyes.....
Comment by Gerri on September 29, 2009 at 1:18pm
I had the same experience & was excited that I didn't need reading glasses, though my far distance vision got worse. Was just the after-effects of high BG. Took several weeks, but my vision went back to where it was.
Comment by Gus Pearson on September 29, 2009 at 2:47pm
Yes, it is remarkable that it was as simple as that to happen in your life. There is one thing I learned years ago from a naturepath about the blood vessels in the eyes of diabetics from narrowing down (I know this isn't a problem for you} but the naturepath said to take a 1/8th teaspoon of cinnamin in a small glass of milk each day and it would help keeping the vessels open. I have been adding this to my routine for a while. I dont want to take any chances since I only have one good eye left.

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