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Dr. Veluswamy

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Diabetes and its Impact on Your Eyesight

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Diabetes and its Impact on Your Eyesight

If you are diabetic, know that high blood sugar level can take a severe toll on your eyes in the form of blurry vision, cataract, glaucoma and retinopathy, if left unchecked. It can even lead to partial/complete blindness in young adults. Nonetheless, a strict control over your blood sugar count would prove effective in preventing such eye complications in the long run.

How does diabetes affect the eyes?

  1. Blurry Vision: Diabetes can cause swelling of the eye and damage to your vision. In case you are already using glasses, it might bring about fluctuations in your optical power. Once your blood sugar count gets back to the normal level; that is within the range of 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter, your vision would be normal again; though this might take some time (about 3 months).

  2. Cataract: Eye lens works just like a camera, helping you to focus on a particular object. Cataract is a condition wherein this lens gets clouded with debris. Nevertheless, diabetic patients are more vulnerable to cataracts as compared to others. It has to be removed with a surgery wherein an artificial lens replaces the blurry eye lens.

  3. Glaucoma: Pressure starts building up within the eyes when fluids do not get drained out normally. This damages the nerves and blood vessels, thereby causing vision loss, blurred vision, watery eyes and headaches. Generally, glaucoma can be cured with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines. Medications do help in alleviating eye pressure, reducing excessive fluid production and facilitating drainage. Having said that, diabetics are likely to develop neovascular glaucoma, a rare complication wherein new blood vessels form on the iris (the ring-shaped colored region in the eye), obstructing the normal fluid flow and further increasing the eye pressure.

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind the eyes that absorb light and converts them into images which are then transmitted to the brain through the optic nerve. High blood sugar levels damage the tiny blood vessels of the retina, leading to a condition called Diabetic retinopathy.

The stages of diabetic retinopathy

The retina requires a constant blood supply via a network of small blood vessels. In due course of time, a high blood sugar count might damage those blood vessels; primarily across three stages:

  1. Background Retinopathy: This is a condition wherein tiny lumps develop in your blood vessels, causing slight bleeding that usually does not affect your eye sight.

  2. Pre-proliferative Retinopathy: This is a condition characterized by significant bleeding from the eyes as a result of the blood vessels being severely affected.

  3. Proliferative Retinopathy: Proliferative retinopathy is a condition wherein new blood vessels and scar tissues that bleed easily develop on the retina, leading to vision loss.

Are you at risk?

The risks of Diabetic retinopathy increase if one is suffering from diabetes. Apart from this, certain other factors could also aggravate the chances of this disorder:

  1. Rise or fall in blood sugar

  2. Rise in the blood pressure level

  3. High cholesterol

  4. Pregnancy

  5. Excessive consumption of tobacco

When should you call a doctor?

  1. When you experience spots in your vision

  2. In case of blurred and fluctuating vision

  3. Impaired color vision

  4. Sudden loss of vision

  5. Redness and pain in the eyes

These signs serve as an early wake up call. However, it’s not mandatory for these signs to indicate towards diabetic retinopathy.

How to protect your eyes from diabetes and keep them healthy?

  1. Get your eyes checked periodically and try and maintain a steady blood sugar count.

  2. Take the prescribed medicines on time.

  3. Try to achieve and then maintain optimal weight levels.

  4. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and engage in some sort of physical activity.

  5. Control your cholesterol levels by picking the right kind of foods.

  6. Abstain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

  7. Opt for a healthy diet comprising of green and leafy vegetables, oily fish, tuna, salmon; protein rich foods such as beans, nuts and eggs; citrus fruits such as oranges; pork and oysters. 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Summer quick travelling tips for people with Diabetes
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My sugar levels fbs142plbs228 I am use tab glycomet GP 1 please give me suggestion.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My sugar levels fbs142plbs228 I am use tab glycomet GP 1 please give me suggestion.
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. From the given glucose levels, it is clear that present treatment is not adequate. Ideally FBG should be <100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8, for very good control. So there has to be some addition to present treatment. Plus a re-look has to be given to your dietary pattern and amount if exercise being done. Thanks.
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Does whole grains like wheat flour, oats give glucose supply for brain as I have read in the Lybrate as I am diabetic 39 years old pls advice.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Does whole grains like wheat flour, oats give glucose supply for brain as I have read in the Lybrate as I am diabetic...
Dear lybrate-user, Glucose is the end product of carbohydrate digestion. Any food that has carbs will finally be broken down to simple sugar glucose for absorption into the body. This glucose gives energy to brain. Hence consumption of complex carbs like whole wheat flour or multigrain flour or oats does give glucose and it is released slowly into the blood stream helping to manage diabetes. Regards
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I am 30 yr old. Suffering from type 2 diabetics. M also planning for future. My fasting 120 & pp 170.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Your sugar levels are controlled but you are a young diabetic. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and advice. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician, diabetologist and wellness expert
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Can Sago (Sabudana) be consumed by diabetic person for fast? I got 3 types of answers. 1. Strictly NO 2. OK in small qty some times. 3. YES. Can consume. Now this is confusing for layman like me. I shall appreciate to know what is the fact. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Can Sago (Sabudana) be consumed by diabetic person for fast? I got 3 types of answers. 1. Strictly NO 2. OK in small ...
Yes, it is consumed. but no boil, no mixing with fruits except cucumber. no add sugar or sugar free. but it is high carbohydrate food. so when he is fasting that day he will eat as a lunch. but not allow with others feed and not allow daily. once a month or twice a month.
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I am suffering from diabetes I would like to take green tea can I take two cups green tea daily with honey.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from diabetes I would like to take green tea can I take two cups green tea daily with honey.
Mr. Lybrate-user, you can take green tea, but no honey. Green tea is good as it offers antioxidents. But honey containing fructose is not advisable in a diabetic person.
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I have heard about soaked water of lady finger in empty stomach helps in reducing sugar. Is that true?

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Thane
I have heard about soaked water of lady finger in empty stomach helps in reducing sugar. Is that true?
Dear lybrate-user, many alternative therapies are doing rounds on social media without scientific evidence or data to prove it. You may opt for such therapeutics but don't stop standard diabetes care. Regards.
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Hello Doctor, I am a diabetic. I am 44 years old man and height is 5' 6" Just want to know what weight should I maintain in this situation.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hello Doctor,
I am a diabetic. I am 44 years old man and height is 5' 6" Just want to know what weight should I maint...
You have not mention your present weight to calculate your BMI. Since your height is 167. 64 cm.you maintain your wt around 67 kg.
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My father is 48 years old n he is diabetic patients. He is having saviour itching problem in whole body. What is issue? This itching is becoming vry worst please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is 48 years old n he is diabetic patients. He is having saviour itching problem in whole body. What is issu...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it may be possible that due to diabetes he may be having fungal infection and that could be the cause of itching. Does he have any skin lesions like red papules (small pin head size swellings red in colour). If so then he may need anti fungal treatment plus anti itching drugs. Plus he should have good blood sugar control.
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Sir my son is type 1 diabetic . Is there any treatment option anywhere or what are precaution for better life. Any other suggestion if you like to provide. Thanks.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir my son is type 1 diabetic . Is there any treatment option anywhere or what are precaution for better life. Any ot...
type 1 DM is auto immune and insulin dependent. insulin is the only available management. care should be taken that patient does not dehydrate or fast. take small meals every 2 to 3 hrs to avoid hypoglycemia. drink 3 litres of water minimum. avoid bananas, papaya, mango and other such high sugar content fruits. monitor sugar regularly and keep track that fasting sugar should range between 80 to 130. use insulin meticulously and judiciously.
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Hand tremors can be due to hyperthyroidism.

I hav diabetes its in starting stage what care I should do to not to increase that stage to stop diabetes?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I hav diabetes its in starting stage what care I should do to not to increase that stage to stop diabetes?
In diabetes diet plays a very important role. You need to be very particular about food choices & timings to control blood glucose levels. Even medicines will not work properly unless you are particularly about food choices. I would suggest you to properly follow the do's and don't of diabetes so to control the blood glucose levels.
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My dad is 54 years old and he is suffering from diabetes. It has reached around 310 pp, is it a serious problem? Bcoz my dad has only one kidney.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My dad is 54 years old and he is suffering from diabetes. It has reached around 310 pp, is it a serious problem? Bcoz...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200. If post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200 then patient can take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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Is apple cider vinegar helpful for sugar patients? And also natural aloevera juice?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Is apple cider vinegar helpful for sugar patients? And also natural aloevera juice?
Apple Cider vinegar and aloevera juice are healt tonics and number of health benefits.It is helpful for Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, over weight, digestive problem and improving immune function
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My father was having diabetic 7% HbA1C 11.7% Estimated average glucose 289% S.creatinine 1.56my/dl My father age 70 years Sex Male So I need your help Is s, creatinine is normal? What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My father was having diabetic 7%
HbA1C 11.7% Estimated average glucose 289% S.creatinine 1.56my/dl My father age 70 y...
Need to have a well balanced diet avoid all sweets, rice products, maida, pls let me know if he is on any specific medication then we accordingly treat him with proper diet exercise and ayurvedic meidcations.
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What is suitable diet for diabetic and patient of cardio vascular disease. Specified advice solicited.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What is suitable diet for diabetic and patient of cardio vascular disease. Specified advice solicited.
DIABETIC DIET ●Eat regular meals throughout the day at same time everyday..Avoid skipping meals ●Include high fibre foods at each meal e.g. legumes(beans/lentils ),nuts(almonds,walnut),eggs etc ●Take fruit as a healthy snack e.g. apples,pears,papaya,mausami,jamun,guava ●Try to avoid –grapes,mango,bananas,jackfruit(cheeku) ●Vegetables to be included in plenty-at least 2 servings per meal ●Reduce the fat intake,friedfoods,cakes,pastries and foods containing palm oil and coconut oil  ●Include healthy foods like daliya,oats ●Reduce salt intake in the diet to 1 tsp or less per day ●Limit intake of sugar and sugary foods like sweets DIABETIC DIET CHART: Morning: 4-5 Almonds soaked overnight in water or 1-2 walnuts 8:00-9:00 a.m. : 2 Roti + subzi + daliya /upma/poha/raw cheese/sprouts + 1 glass skimmed milk 11:00-12:00 a.m.: Fruits , salads, guava, papaya, pomegranate, cucumber, carrot, sprouts etc 1:00-2:00 p.m.: 2 roti +dal + salads+curd/raita/buttermilk 5:00 p.m : salads/coconut water/lemon water(without sugar)or tea with roasted chana/bhelpuri 8:00-9:00 p.m: 2 roti +dal/khicdi + skimmed milk Try to sleep daily on sametime till 11:00 p.m. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:  Avoid potato/sweet potato/arbi banana/cheeku/grapes/mango/litchi papads/ chatni/pickles/fried foods/groundnuts/cashew/pista/raisins sweets/honey/cold drinks/jaggery Note: For preparing chapatis, use whole wheat flour mixed with chana flour or besan in 3:1 proportion alongwith small amounts of soyabean for cardiovascular disease you might be taking warfarin,clopidogrel etc..if yes then refrain from consuming green leafy vegetables ,,otherwise its ok to eat them
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Hi doctor. My father is diabetic. His recent report shows diabetes level of 200. So I want to know the food habits which he must follow. Kindly tell me which all fruits he can consume. Actually he avoids eating fruits also arguing Der ll be sugar content in it. But avoiding sugar completely is also not gud ryt. So please tell me at least which fruits he must eat. And wat foods he must consume. My father is 58 years old, and having diabetes since 1 year. And he has BP also and takes amlong 5 mg tablet daily. He don't take any tablet for diabetes.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hi doctor. My father is diabetic. His recent report shows diabetes level of 200. So I want to know the food habits wh...
To start diabetes and blood pressure needs life style modification. Avoid sugar and fatty diet. Take small frequent meal 3 times a day containing missi roti (half wheat +half besan) lot of salad before each meal. Your father can take all fruits except mango, banana,grapes, chikoo and leechi and no fruit juices. Fruits must be taken inbetween meal not just after meal. Please srtict to this formula.
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I have TSH 6.52 N M PLANNING FOR BABH LAST 1 YEAR. DOCTOR PRESCRIBED ME ADOVA N OVALIFE TABLET. SHOULD I TAKE THYRO MEDICINE. please SUGGEST ME N TELL ME MEDICINE.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have TSH 6.52 N M PLANNING FOR BABH LAST 1 YEAR. DOCTOR PRESCRIBED ME ADOVA N OVALIFE TABLET. SHOULD I TAKE THYRO M...
If you are planning to have a baby, then it is essential to bring tsh levels down to 0.1 to2.0 mill units /ml even before conception. High tsh levels will not help conception and fetal growth, can cause miscarriage and bad out comes. Throughout the pregnancy tsh levels have to be as follows: 1st trimester 0.1 to 2 milli units, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 milli units, 3rd trimester 0.3 to3.5 milli units/ml/ so please take necessary steps. Thanks.
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Sir I am a hypothyroid patient . One doctor said me stop eating your thyroid tablets because you r thyroid level became normal. After I stopped to eat in 3 months before. But I have one doubt if any chance to decrease that level of thyroid.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir I am a hypothyroid patient . One doctor said me stop eating your thyroid tablets because you r thyroid level beca...
Herbal tea with ginger is beneficial for thyroid functioning. In fact, beverages including coffee, tea, carbonated drinks and alcohols should be avoided by patients afflicted with thyroid disorders. In its place herbal tea may be an alternative option...Application of watercress's paste on the enlarged neck is also an effective remedy....take punarnavadi mandoor and kanchnar guggul 1-1 tab twice a day
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